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In 2019, Skye became an Illinois Extension SNAP-Ed instructor focused in Mason County.

“I really enjoy teaching the young kids, but it doesn’t matter what age you are, nutrition is important to learn and there is always new information. I aim to educate people to help them increase their knowledge of nutrition and exercise. ”

EDUCATION

  • Illinois College, Bachelor’s degree in biology with focus in exercise science

EXTENSION SNAP-ED FOCUS AREAS

  • Great Garden Detective, 3rd and 4th grade
  • Organ Wise Guys, kindergarten, 1st and 2nd grades
  • EAT.MOVE.SAVE educational booths, food pantries
  • EatPlayGrow program, adults and their children

EXAMPLES OF SKYE’S PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • Illini Central Grade School
  • New Central Elementary School
  • Coffee Club, Havana Parent Educator Group
  • Havana Public Library
  • Central Christian Church Food Pantry
  • Mission of Hope Food Pantry

FAVORITE SNAP-ED RECIPE:  Apple Nachos      

Ingredients:

  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 2 medium apples, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoon sunflower seeds, unsalted and shelled
  • 1/4 cup dried cranberries or raisin, unsweetened
  • 1 tablespoon mini chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons creamy peanut butter
  • 1 and 1/2 tablespoons honey

Instructions:

1. Wash hands with soap and water.

2. Gently rub apples under cool running water.

3. Add lemon juice to sliced apples to reduce browning.

4. Spread apple slices on a plate.

5. Top apple slices with sunflower seeds, dried cranberries, and mini chocolate chips.

6. Combine peanut butter and honey in a small, microwaveable safe container. Microwave 20 seconds and stir until smooth. Be careful when removing from microwave.

7. Drizzle peanut butter sauce over apple slices.

 

 

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