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INEP welcomes two new community workers

Micah Walters and Josue Aguilar

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – University of Illinois Extension and Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP) proudly welcome two new community outreach workers to the Champaign County office, Josue Aguilar and Micah Walters. Both will focus on Nutrition and Wellness in the community's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.

A native of El Salvador, Josue comes to Extension from Texas, where he worked for the Dallas Holocaust Museum. He is very interested in developing healthy habits and lifestyles. Josue looks forward to working with the community and teaching the basics of better diets. Outside of work, Josue is interested in history and likes exploring places with the self-imposed rule of never going to the same place twice.

Micah is a native of Charleston, Illinois, and recently graduated from Eastern Illinois University, where she majored in Public Health with a minor in Nutrition and Workplace Wellness. Micah has worked for local health departments and is passionate about the community that she lives in.

If you are interested in learning more about Illinois Nutrition Education Programs, contact our office at 217-353-0740.

ABOUT INEP: Illinois Nutrition Education Programs provide nutrition education to individuals and families in communities around Illinois. These programs are provided as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. 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.

About Extension

Illinois Extension leads public outreach for University of Illinois by translating research into action plans that allow Illinois families, businesses, and community leaders to solve problems, make informed decisions, and adapt to changes and opportunities. Illinois Extension is part of the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences.