Our Story

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Illinois Nutrition Education Programs works with you to reach Illinois families and communities in need with high quality, effective programming to improve health.

  • 1 in 8 Illinois households live in poverty1
  • 13.3% of Illinois households receive SNAP benefits1
  • 9 in 10 Illinois adults do not meet minimum vegetable intake recommendations2
  • 6 in 7 Illinois adults do not meet minimum fruit intake recommendations2
  • 31.8% of Illinois adults are obese3

Why work with INEP? Because our programs make a difference.

  • Children who participate in our programs prefer healthier foods and beverages, improve cooking skills, and are more physically active
  • 60% of adults who attend short, interactive education sessions said they will make a healthy change within just one week

Contact us today to learn how INEP can work with your group or organization.

  1. United States Census Bureau, American Community Survey, 2013-2017
  2. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System, United States and District of Columbia, 2015
  3. CDC, Prevalence of Self-Reported Obesity by State and Territory, BRFSS, 2018