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Read article: Table salt vs. sea salt: What's the difference?
Table salt vs. sea salt: What's the difference?
Salt is the most common ingredient in foods, which is probably why 90% of Americans consume more salt than the recommendation. This can be a problem...
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Read article: SNAP-Education staff use The OrganWise Guys program to teach healthy choices in a unique style
SNAP-Education staff use The OrganWise Guys program to teach healthy choices in a unique style
The OrganWise Guys is a popular curriculum taught to kindergarten, first, and second graders by University of Illinois Extension...
ISPP Director Evangeline Pianfetti with Scroll
Read article: A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
A Servant's Heart: The task is arduous, the road is long
It’s hard to believe that this summer the Illini Science Policy Program ushered in its fourth cohort of Scholars. In many ways this program, which at...
baby and mommy
Read article: Should I breastfeed?
Should I breastfeed?
Breastfeeding…it can be tough, but oh so worth it!  August is National Breastfeeding month and a wonderful time to raise awareness of the...

News Releases

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Get your certified food protection manager certification
Americans love dining out. Whether celebrating a special occasion or simply eating on the go, eating out is a part of our lives. With an ever-growing number of individuals eating out, it is more important than ever to ensure consumers have exceptional, high-quality food and safe food.The...
Jam
Hands-On Canning class coming to Bloomington-Normal
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. – Whether you’re a first-time canner or a canning veteran looking to brush up on your skills, “Learn to Can: Jellies and Jam” is the perfect class for you. Taught by University of Illinois Extension educator, Jenna Smith, this class will meet on June 8 from 9...

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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...

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Melissa Schumacher

Family and Consumer Sciences Digital Nutrition Education Outreach Associate