Our Staff

Mary Beth Christen

Community Worker, Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP)

University of Illinois Extension
421 W Pines Rd, Ste 10
Oregon, IL 61061
Phone: 815-732-2191
FAX: 815-732-4007
mchriste@illinois.edu

Mary Beth Christen has been a Community Worker with Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP) in Ogle County, since January of 2004. She is certified in Food Service Sanitation. Mary Beth works with a variety of community organizations to ensure that limited resource families have access to information on good nutrition and physical activity.

INEP provides classes that teach participants how to use their food dollars wisely, select healthy food for their families, prepare and store food safely, and balance food intake with physical activity. INEP programming is evidence based and includes the curriculum Catch® Kids Club, Eating Smart Being Active, OrganWise Guys, Food of the Month, Loving Your Family Feeding Their Future, It's Fun To Be Healthy, Eat Smart Live Strong.