Blog Archives

4-H Family Food Challenge

Macon County 4-H members and their families were showcased on the Herald & Review website in a photo gallery showcasing the 4-H Family Food Challenge. Teams were tasked with creating a healthy snack with mystery ingredients. Check out all of the great photos that were taken by Herald & Review Photographer, Lisa Morrison by checking out this 4-H Family Food ... Read More


Teens as Teachers

Garfield Montessori School youth are taking on the challenge of becoming teen teachers and telling others about rethinking their drink. Find out more about what these youth are up to in this Herald & Review article entitled Training Teen Teachers by Valerie Wells.  Thanks to Danny Damiana for the photo. ... Read More


Impacting Our Community

University of Illinois Extension is proud to be celebrating our 100th Anniversary. Thanks to the Herald & Review, U of I Extension's history and future were showcased in the paper. Thanks to Emily Steele for the great article entitled Cooperative Extension Still Relevant After 100 Years. Take a look for yourself and see how we are still impacting our community ... Read More


Be Your Own Diet Detective

Thanks to a collaboration with the Decatur Family YMCA, Caitlin Huth provided a program on "Be Your Own Diet Detective." Session one of a four part Workplace Wellness Series, the programs are open to the public.Check out the Herald & Review articled entitled Nutrition Claims Require Examination written by Emily Steele. ... Read More


Take the Family Mealtime Challenge!

University of Illinois Extension is encouraging families to eat together the week of September 21st.  Thanks to a grant from the Obesity Prevention Coalition, families can sign-up to get free e-mail tips about everything from time saving recipes to getting your entire family involved in the cooking process.  The challenge for families is to eat 5 meals together within 1 ... Read More


Nutrition in the Pantry

Creating healthy meals from what you have is not always easy.  See how University of Illinois Extension staff are helping people do this right here in Macon County.  Check out the article Nutrition in the Pantry written by Theresa Churchill from the Herald & Review.  Thanks to Lisa Morrison for the great photos! ... Read More


From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates….

From Garden Gates to Dinner Plates can teach you tons of great information on Cottage Food Operation.  Thanks to the Herald & Review for showcasing this great program taking place in Macon County! ... Read More


Yes, We Are Headed to the Decatur Celebration!

University of Illinois Extension in Macon County and the SNAP! Program were showcased in the Herald & Review because of their upcoming part in the Decatur Celebration.  Check out what's in store this coming Saturday!  Thanks to Theresa Churchill, H&R Reporter and and Danny Damiani, Photographer, for the great article and photos.   ... Read More


Canning Basics

Thanks to Hugh Sullivan, videographer from the Herald & Review, take a few minutes and check out these canning basics with Caitlin Huth our Nutrition &  Wellness Educator in DeWitt, Macon, & Piatt Counties. ... Read More


Yes! You CAN: Preserving Safely

Are you ready to can all of the wonderful items that are in abundance in your garden? Check out this article written by Theresa Churchill of the Herald & Review to learn about our canning classes and what exciting programs University of Illinois Extension is offering. ... Read More