Nutrition & Wellness

From food preparation and food safety to nutrition to chronic disease prevention and management, Illinois Extension is committed to helping families across the state and beyond live the best versions of their lives. Learning more about heart-healthy eating, managing diabetes, or how long to keep food, freeze or dry food, and safely store it can lead to healthier living. Contact, Kris Juelfs, nutrition & wellness educator, about upcoming programs, scheduling programs, and any nutrition or food safety-related questions.

Youth Cooking School 2024

Registration for Youth Cooking School is now open welcoming youth aged 9-14. The food challenge session is designed for the more experienced chef, tailored for ages 11-15. Youth will learn basic cooking skills, kitchen and food safety, nutrition tips and prepare tasty recipes. Register for available sessions.