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Susan Glassman

Susan Glassman
Nutrition and Wellness Educator

815 North Orlando Smith Road Room C223 Oglesby IL 61348

815- 224-0889
Program Areas
Nutrition and Wellness

Meet Susan Glassman, your go-to Extension Educator for University of Illinois Extension. As an Extension Educator, her responsibilities center on Family and Consumer Sciences, specifically Nutrition and Wellness. She provides programming in chronic disease prevention and management, food safety, and food preservation. Susan helps individuals set SMART goals for healthier lifestyles that promote lifelong learning through making small changes. She teaches hands-on food labs, and nutrition topic programs throughout her counties. Susan promotes the walking guide which she co-authored. Check out the University of Illinois Extension Walking Guide

Susan holds a Bachelor of Science in Food and Nutrition, specializing in Dietetics, and a Master of Science in Health Education and Administration both from Southern Illinois University in Carbondale. She recently completed the qualifications and passed the national exam to become a Certified Health Education Specialist, CHES. Previously, Susan worked in fund development and volunteer and event management. She has found Extension to be her career choice for over 20 years. 

Certified in food safety; Susan offers Illinois Extension Certified Food Protection Manager and Serve it Safely (non-restaurant) Food Handler Training. She is currently enrolled in the National Extension Leadership Development Program (NELD) from Missouri Extension. 

Susan's work has been recognized through the following awards from University of Illinois Extension and the Illinois Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (IEAFCS), and National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). She is a member of the NEAFCS Ambassador Committee. She has received:

  • Illinois Extension Excellence in Diversity Award, Race Matters Webinar Series, 2020
  • Illinois Extension Team Excellence Award, Fill Your Pantry, 2021
  • IEAFCS Marketing Package Award, 2021
  • Illinois Extension State Team Excellence Award, Canning with Confidence, 2023
  • Illinois Extension Annual Conference Poster Session, Healthy Eats for a Health Beat, 2023
  • NEAFCS Communications Television/Video Team Award, 2023

You can catch her work on the Illinois Extension Bureau, LaSalle, Marshall, and Putnam County's Facebook page. Be sure to check out her virtual recordings of her programs here and stay tuned for her upcoming Illinois Extension Wellness Wake Up Call podcast. 

Additionally, Susan shares nutrition and wellness information through her blogs at Live Well Eat Well

When she’s not in educator mode, Susan enjoys cooking, painting, and spending time with her husband, two daughters, family, friends, and two dogs.

Memberships Include:

Illinois Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences 

National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences

Society for Public Health Education, SOPHE