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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

Hot Topic Tuesdays Nutrition & Wellness Classes Coming to Taylorville This Fall

Curious about gluten? Ever wonder what organic really means? Is low carb dieting healthy? Join University of Illinois Extension for a new series of classes covering popular nutrition questions. Lisa Peterson, Nutrition and Wellness educator will be offering a series of one hour classes about gluten, organic, natural, and local foods, and low carbohydrate dieting. Classes will go into depth on these topics and involve fun hands-on activities. Come learn about the latest research, and get the answers to your nutrition questions. All classes will be held at the Christian County Extension Office in Taylorville from 6:30pm-7:30pm at no cost.


            September 20th: Organic, Natural, and Local-What it is and What it isn’t: Get updated on the science and learn whether organic, local, or natural foods are really better for you and the environment


            September 27th: Is Gluten Free Right for Me?-Should you cut gluten from your diet? Come learn and understand what gluten is and if living gluten-free is the lifestyle for you.


            October 25th: The Low Down on Low Carb Dieting-Curious about carbohydrates? Learn all about low carb dieting, health risks, receive recipes, and more.

Pre-registration is preferred  through Once on the site, go to the “Register Online” area at the right hand side and click on the event. Registration can also be done by calling the Christian County Extension office at 217-287-7246. Register for one class or register for all! For any questions or concerns please call the Extension office or emailing


     University of Illinois Extension provides equal opportunities in programs and employment. If you need a reasonable accommodation to participate in this program, please contact our office.


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