Nutrition Education and Wellness

Eat. Move. Save. Logo

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

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.

Program staff also partner with local organizations as part of the overall effort to promote healthier settings and food choices. By focusing on improving food access, increasing the likelihood of healthy choices, and helping families save more money, we are making a difference in the lives of Illinois families and their communities.

SNAP-Ed Impact and Return on Investments

A return-on-investment analysis estimated the economic benefits of the IL SNAP-Ed program per dollar spent. A model was constructed using program data and prior literature to estimate the number of obesity and food insecurity cases prevented by IL SNAP-Ed. Altarum’s Value of Health model was...

Nutrition Education and Wellness Blogs

Photo of healthy ingredients
Simply Nutritious, Quick and Delicious

Helpful tips to make meals easy healthy and tasty!


Photo of a person facing the sun with arms outstreched.
To Your Health

Explore ways to embrace a healthy lifestyle to create a happier, healthier, wealthier you.

Quick Links

Find information on recipes and where to access food in your area.
Photo of Fresh Veggies

Healthy Recipes Video Series

Healthy Recipes

Easy to make at home
Easy to get ingredients
Good for your health
Photo of a Food Donation

Find Food IL

Use the Find Food IL map to find places in your community offering free food or meals. You can also find stores and markets that accept SNAP/LINK or WIC coupons. Plus, see the DHS or WIC office nearest to you. Enter your zip code or city to get started.
Photo of Food on Shelves

Food Pantries in Your Area

View a list of food pantries in Gallatin, Hamilton, Hardin, Pope, Saline and White Counties.

About Illinois Nutrition Education Programs


Learn about the impact of INEP on Illinois families and communities and how to partner with us. 

navy blue box with EAT in gold, MOVE in orange, and SAVE in green


Find foods that taste great and are easy to prepare, fun activities, and shopping tips to keep more money in your pocket.