Blog Archives

Better Bites

Finding a perfect snack that is both healthy and delicious was the topic at our Better Bites program held at the Macon County Health Department and co-sponsored by the Obesity Prevention Coalition.  If you missed the program, check out the details and yummy recipes with Advice on Filling Up, Not Filling Out that was showcased in the Herald & Review.  ... Read More

SNAP-Ed Offers Delicious Recipes at Farmers Market

Thinking about using fresh produce in dishes is part of the reason the Macon County SNAP-Ed program is part of the Macon County Health Department Farmers Market. See what they are providing at this market by taking a look at the article Health Department Farmers Market Produces Fresh Choices by Emily Steele at the Herald & Review.   ... Read More

Can You Really Eat Daylilies….Yes You Can!

Daylilies can be a delectable treat. Sauteed, deep fried or fresh, daylilies have a delicious flavor.  Find out how you can eat out of your own flowerbed and see what new and interesting opportunities are out there for your next cooking adventure. Check out the article written by Theresa Churchill and the photos from Jim Bowling in the Herald & ... Read More


SNAP (Super Nutrition Activity Program) was busy this summer providing youth an opportunity to taste healthy food alternatives. From hummus to whole wheat pancakes, junior leaders, showed younger youth all about healthy food options.  See some of what they were up to with this great article from Theresa Churchill at the Herald & Review entitled Kids Get a Taste of ... Read More

Hands-On Saturday Fun with University of Illinois Extension

Find out what RE:DECATUR found exciting at 2015 Make-Explore-Share.  See some of the cool photos from the day and check out what you missed!  Thanks so much to Christy Jankowski for showcasing the event in Hands-On Saturday Fun with University of Illinois Extension. ... Read More

Delicious Breakfast Bites

Caitlin Huth shared a light breakfast recipe that is perfect for the morning rush on CiLiving. Take a look at her cooking segment and find out more about her food blog, Healthy Eats and Repeat. ... Read More

Make-Explore-Share on CiLiving

The hosts of CiLiving had tons of fun with Jennifer Nelson talking about Make-Explore-Share this past week. Check out this fun and entertaining interview showcasing some of the cool opportunities that were available at the 2015 Make-Explore-Share.         ... Read More

Igniting a Movement of Making in OUR Community!

Over 425 people attended Make-Explore-Share this past Saturday.  Discover all of the cool and unique "making" opportunities that were available to participants.  Thank you to our community partners including The Decatur Arts Council, Millkin University Center for Entrepreneurship, City of Monticello and the Mt. Zion Chamber of Commerce.  Check out the full story in the Herald & Review entitled People ... Read More

Red Cabbage, Beets, Curry Powder – What Are We Making?

Who would have ever thought that you could color eggs with red cabbage, beets, curry powder and grape juice. Check out what Theresa Churchill from the Herald & Review found out about creating naturally dyed eggs in a class offered by University of Illinois Extension.  Thanks to Jim Bowling for the photos and Theresa Churchill for Natural Colors Unleash Egg ... Read More

Changes in Food Service Sanitation Certificates

Are you interested in the changes that have taken place with the Food Service Sanitation Manager Certificate.  Caitlin Huth, Nutrition and Wellness Educator, will be teaching a few classes for Food Service Sanitation Certificates.  See what it is all about in this article written by Emily Steele entitled New Certification Aims to Reduce Risk of Illness. ... Read More