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University of Illinois Extension serving Christian, Jersey, Macoupin and Montgomery Counties

Montgomery County
#1 Industrial Park Dr.
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: 217-532-3941
FAX: 217-532-3944
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

Christian County
1120 N Webster St.
Taylorville, IL 62568
Phone: 217-287-7246
FAX: 217-287-7248
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 11:30 am; 12:30 pm to 4:30 pm

Jersey County
201 W. Exchange St.
Suite A
Jerseyville, IL 62052
Phone: 618-498-2913
FAX: 618-498-5913
Hours: Tuesday & Wednesday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4 pm and Thursday 8 am to 12 pm

Macoupin County
#60 Carlinville Plaza
Carlinville, IL 62626
Phone: 217-854-9604
FAX: 217-854-7804
Hours: Monday - Thursday 8 am to 12 pm; 1 pm to 4:30 pm

News Release

Heart Healthy Eating Series Coming To Carlinville Area Hospital

          Planning, shopping and cooking for someone with heart disease can be a real challenge. To help meet this challenge, University of Illinois Extension in collaboration with Carlinville Area Hospital, will offer a program called Meals for a Healthy Heart.


Meals for a Healthy Heart is a series of two 2 - 2 ½ hour sessions designed for anyone interested in preventing or managing heart disease.  In each session participants receive recipes, watch cooking demonstrations, taste foods to meet their dietary needs, receive blood pressure screenings and learn about proper diet and exercise to better care for their health.


Meals for a Healthy Heart aim to improve your overall wellbeing.  The program is meant to compliment the recommendations of your health care provider and to help you and/or your loved one manage heart disease. 


Meals for a Healthy Heart will meet on Thursdays, February 18th and 25th from 5:30pm until 7:30pm in the Carlinville Area Hospital Office Medical Building Community Room in Carlinville, IL.


There is a $15.00 fee which will covers both sessions.  This fee is for the purchase of food and supplies.  No products will be sold at the classes. Those interested in attending can register by calling the Macoupin County Extension Office at 217-854-9604 or online at Participants are asked to pre-register by February 16, as space is limited.



Local Contact: Lisa Peterson, Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness,