Food Access


Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP) provide nutrition education to individuals and families in communities around Illinois. This program is provided as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).

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.

The Health and Local Foods Committee was formed to address the issues of our communities with a more informed scope from our partner council members. Our partners help inform us of the current and future needs in our communities relating to health and local foods. This allows us to provide program opportunities to address these needs as they arise.

Are you interested in learning more? Contact one of our local staff members below.

Food safety and disasters.

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Food Safety

It is essential to know what to do with perishable foods when long-term outages happen.

Food safety during power outages

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Boil Orders

Boil-water advisories are public announcements by local water authorities advising the public to boil tap water for drinking and other human consumption uses.

Boil orders

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No Electricity

Put together nutritious meals, even when access to refrigeration or electric appliances is unavailable for days or weeks.

Make meals without electricity