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Man sitting in car while wearing a face mask being handed a box of food from a volunteer at a car window
SNAP-Ed helps French speakers access food
Food pantries and banks in Illinois communities have seen increased need over the past 18 months due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Mobile markets, grant funding helps families in need
In 2020, SNAP-Ed worked with 200 food pantries, including 37 mobile markets, reaching 8,400 families.
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Community map locates food assistance sites
Over 2 million Illinois residents rely on the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program for food assistance...
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    Nutrition Environment Food Pantry Assessment Tool
    The NEFPAT is a short environmental assessment tool to use in food pantries. NEFPAT is free to download and use.
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    Illinois Junior Chefs
    Illinois Junior Chefs is a curriculum designed to improve the eating habits and attitudes towards healthy eating in youth ages 8-13 through hands-on education on cooking skills and healthy foods.
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    NEFPAT Technical Assistance & Resource Guide
    This guide provides action steps and resources corresponding to each NEFPAT strategy.
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    2019 State and Community Impacts
    Learn about the impact INEP has had in Illinois communities in 2019.

Illinois Nutrition Education Programs

Illinois Nutrition Education Programs are part of University of Illinois Extension and provide nutrition education to individuals and families in communities around the state of Illinois. We provide free, easy solutions to improve the health of Illinois families and communities through strategic partnerships focused on healthy eating, physical activity, and improving access to healthy foods.