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

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

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

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

Nutrition & Food Labels

Understanding Food Labels was the hot topic at the YMCA "Putting Wellness to Work" series provided by University of Illinois Extension. Take a look at the article written by Cassie Burton from the Herald & Review. ... 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

Preserving Tradition: The Joy of Canning

Illinois County Living Magazine showcased the Yes! You Can Program in their recent article Preserving Tradition: The Joy of Canning. Take a look at what they had to say about the program and the helpful information provided by our very own Caitlin Huth, Nutrition & Wellness Educator. ... Read More

Yes! You CAN!!

WAND TV hosted a Healthy Living Segment with Caitlin Huth, University of Illinois Extension Nutrition Educator for Macon County. Learn a little bit about canning and her upcoming classes with this Healthy Living Segment.  ... Read More