About INEP


Illinois Nutrition Education Programs' educational classes and series help individuals and families by sharing solutions they can use to make healthier choices. In addition, professional development and partnerships help volunteer or staff teams gain knowledge and skills to promote healthier choices.


Why should your school or organization work with Illinois Nutrition Education Programs? Because what we do makes a difference in the lives of limited-resource Illinois families and their communities.

  • Children who participate prefer healthier foods and beverages, improve their cooking skills, and are more physically active
  • 6 in 10 adults who attend short, interactive educational sessions say they will make a healthy change within one week

Our educational classes and series help families by providing solutions they can use to make healthier choices in their daily lives. In addition, our professional development and partnerships can help your volunteer or staff teams gain knowledge and skills to promote healthier choices to families that you work with and serve.

  • Who We We Work With in Illinois; Learn more about the individuals and families we serve through our programming, from nutrition education classes to professional development.
  • Training; Work with us to provide professional development and training to staff and volunteers at your school, early childhood center, or food pantry.
  • Programs and Community Collaboration; Explore our nutrition education programs by age group and contact us to learn more about other partnership opportunities to promote healthier behaviors.
  • Curriculum; Learn more details about our curriculum for nutrition education programming. All of our curriculum options are research-based and effective for behavior change. Many of our nutrition education options can also be adapted for online or virtual programming.


To connect with us and speak with a member of our team about options available to your school or organization, fill out our Contact Us form here. After receiving your contact form, we will connect you with someone local to your area. We look forward to hearing from you!