Jani Kidd is the Program Coordinator for University of Illinois Extension Illinois Nutrition Education Programs in LaSalle County. You can find Jani at University of Illinois Extension’s Education Center and Community Teaching Kitchen in LaSalle. Programs at the kitchen engage youth, adults and families by providing healthy lifestyle, nutrition and food budgeting classes. We offer healthy recipe demonstrations, hands-on cooking classes, walking clubs, afterschool and summer programs. Jani works in collaboration with area partners in her community to support a community-wide system that improves the services for limited-resource families. The main focus of her work centers around community collaborations, improving food access, diet quality, physical activity.