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University of Illinois Extension serving Clay, Effingham, Fayette and Jasper Counties

Effingham County
1209 Wenthe Drive
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-347-7773
FAX: 217-347-7775
Email: uie-cefj@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm

Clay County
223 W Railroad St
Flora, IL 62839
Phone: 618-662-3124
FAX: 618-662-3191
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Fayette County
118 N. Sixth Street
Vandalia, IL 62471
Phone: 618-283-2753
FAX: 618-283-4932
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00am - 4:30pm

Jasper County
1401 Clayton
Newton, IL 62448
Phone: 618-783-2521
FAX: 618-783-2232
Hours: Monday-Friday, 9:00am - 4:00pm

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Recipe of the Month

Melon Berry Banana Fruit Salad


1/2 cantaloupe, cut into cubes or balls
1 banana, sliced
1 cup strawberries, sliced
1 kiwi fruit, peeled and sliced
1/4 cup low-calorie salad dressing (we recommend poppyseed or sweet mayo-like dressing)
2 tablespoon fruit juice
1/4 teaspoon dried mint (optional)


1. Combine all fruits in a large bowl.
2. Blend salad dressing with fruit juice and mint.
3. Gently stir dressing into fruit.
4. Refrigerate until served

Nutrition Facts Servings per Recipe: 4.00 Calories 120.00 Fat 2.00 g Sodium 85.00 mg Total Carbohydrates 25.00 g Fiber 3.00 g Protein 2.00 g

Questions? Contact Erin Maxwell, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at emaxwell@illinois.edu

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