Nutrition Education

Illinois Nutrition Education Programs provide nutrition education to individuals and families in communities around the state of Illinois. This program is provided as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education.

By providing easy solutions through in-person lessons and online resources, this program makes the healthy choice an easy choice where families eat, learn, live, shop, and play. Programs are based on current research and engage learners in practical, hands-on classes and activities.

Program staff also partner with local organizations as part of the overall effort to promote healthier settings and food choices. By focusing on improving food access, increasing the likelihood of healthy choices, and helping families save more money, we are making a difference in the lives of Illinois families and their communities.


Preventing obesity and chronic disease in our communities is a main goal of Illinois Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Illinois Extension SNAP-Ed has partnered with agencies and organizations to help educate on ways to help families make healthier recipes and to make nutritious food more accessible.

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Learn more about food and nutrition resources.

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Check out Local Foods Purchasing Assistance Program's website to learn more about what it is and how you can be a part of it. 

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Incorporate a quick and easy recipe into your diet today by watching our INEP staff prepare these delicious recipes.

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Eat. Move. Save.

Learn more about Eat Move Save and helpful tips on recipes, physical activity, and saving money at the grocery store.

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Learn more about where to produce throughout the grocery store to incorporate on your daily plate.

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Nutrition Education Resources

Illinois Extension provides many resources for nutritional education for your classrooms and family.