Irene Edwards
Peoria County EFNEP Instructor
Address:
4810 North Sheridan Rd, Peoria, IL 61614-5928
Phone
309-685-3140
Affiliated Content Areas
Illinois Nutrition Education Programs

Irene delivers programming on a level that youth and other audiences can engage, understand, and participate in an exciting and fun setting. We promote eating fresh produce, being wise consumers, and having a healthy mind, body, and environment.”

Since 1999, Irene has been a part of the U of I Extension team. Her work is focused in Peoria County.

PARTNER SPOTLIGHT: Common Place

Throughout Irene’s entire career with U of I Extension she has partnered with Common Place in Peoria. She has been a consistent mentor and educator to the youth and adults who came through the doors at Common Place. Over the years she taught nutrition education, food preparation lessons, and shopping/budgeting skills. The food pantry and youth gardening project also benefited from Irene’s work.

“I would be at Common Place 3 or 4 times every week,” Irene stated. “I tried to be a blessing to them but they always blessed me.”

EXAMPLES OF IRENE’S PROGRAM PARTNERS

  • Proctor Center
  • Bethel Missionary
  • Manna From Heaven Food Pantry
  • Kitty’s Korner
  • New Testament Church
  • Mickey’s Kiddy Corner
  • Dream Center
  • Salvation Army

 

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What I Do and Why It Matters: Irene Edwards

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