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Jo Elyn Smith, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program—Instructor

josmith@illinois.edu

“I reach people in the Peoria community to help them better understand what tools they need to become healthier. This is important to me because each person I reach is different in what they need to become healthier.”

Jo Elyn Smith recently celebrated her tenth year providing nutrition education through University of Illinois Extension EFNEP. Her work is focused in Peoria County. She teaches both youth and adults at partnering agencies, after school programs, and food pantries.

EDUCATION

  • Illinois Central College Associate of Arts & Science
  • Bradley University, Bachelor of Science, Dietetics
  • Illinois State University, Master of Science, Dietetics

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • University of Illinois Extension EFNEP Team Programming Award—2019

EXTENSION FOCUS AREAS

  • Food Pantries                                                  
  • Adult Cooking Schools
  • Youth After School Cooking Schools
  • Adult Exercise Class

EXAMPLES OF JO ELYN’S PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • New Life Ministries Food Pantry
  • Mount Zion Church Food Pantry
  • Dream Center Peoria Cooking School
  • Southside Mission Culinary School

 

 

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