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Mari was hired to the University of Illinois Extension EFNEP team in 2016. She became the second English-Spanish bilingual team member.

“I teach nutrition program to children, teens, and adults in the Peoria area. I teach them how to cook and exercise as well as encourage them to be healthy. My goal is to give them a better view of a healthy lifestyle they can use every day.”

HONORS AND ACHIEVEMENTS

  • University of Illinois Extension EFNEP, teamwork award for teen cooking schools 2019

EXTENSION FOCUS AREAS

  • CATCH Program for Children
  • Cooking Matters for Teens
  • Food Pantries
  • Adult Cooking Classes

EXAMPLES OF MARI'S PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • Friendship House Mom's Group
  • Peoria High School Bilingual Class
  • Richwoods High School Bilingual Class
  • Catholic Charities Food Pantry
  • Thomas Jefferson Primary School
  • Glen Oak Primary School
  • Hidden Manna Food Pantry
  • Just for Today Alcoholics Anonymous Group
  • 4 to 5 Step Alcoholics Anonymous Group

 

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