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Laura Barr
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
University of Illinois Extension
535 South Randall Road
St. Charles, IL 60174-1591
Phone: 630-584-6166
FAX: 630-584-4610
llbarr@illinois.edu

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

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Our Nutrition & Wellness program provides research-based information to individuals and organizations to promote a healthy lifestyle. Topics focus on nutrition, food safety and preservation, chronic disease management, and overall physical wellness.

  • Back for 2018 - YES, You Can! PDF
    Food Preservation sessions in DuPage, Kane and Kendall Counties this August!

  • Get Free Pressure Canner Testing
    University of Illinois Extension will offer free testing at the office in Kane County from 1 to 4 p.m. on June 12. No registration is required. Stop in during that time to get your annual check and pick up the newest information for food preservation. The office is located at 535 S. Randall Road, St. Charles, between Route 38 and 64 on the west side of Randall Road.

  • Illinois organizations partner with Extension to combat malnutrition in seniors
    The aging American population faces a difficult-to-identify and often overlooked challenge — malnutrition. However, University of Illinois Extension is working with other organizations to combat this growing threat to the health of older residents in Illinois.

  • Incredible Edible Flowers PDF
    Flowers can enhance your dinner table in a number of ways beyond the centerpiece. Current culinary uses of flowers include additions to soups, salads, sauces and main entrees. From appetizers to dessert, flowers are an easy way to add color and flavor to food. Click above to learn more about proper choices, prep and recipes.

  • Let's get Egg-cited! PDF
    This handout includes facts and tips about eggs, and recipes for hard-boiling, naturally dyeing eggs and for deviled eggs!

  • Let's Get Egg-cited! - healthier egg salad recipe

  • National Nutrition Month 2018
    The Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics celebrates March as National Nutrition Month® to promote healthy eating and daily physical activity to attain and maintain optimal health. The 2018 theme of “Go Further with Food”, is a two-fold message focusing on choosing nutrient dense foods for energy and planning meals and snacks to decrease food waste.

  • Rhubarb: Nutrition & Tips
    'This Week in the Garden' and 'This Season in Nutrition' hosts team up to talk Rhubarb in this brief video.

  • Soup's On! - Make the Most of this Wholesome Winter Option
    It’s soup season and the options are plentiful. Whether eaten as an entrée or appetizer, soup is comfort food that provides energy and nutrition to endure the winter weather.

  • Soup's On! - Try these three recipes PDF
    Curried Red Lentil Fresh Corn & Vegetable Chowder Quick & Tasty Navy Bean

  • Take Action to Guard your Heart
    Extension Educator Provides Helpful Tips for Heart Health Month

  • This Season in Nutrition video: Eggs
    In this minute reminder, Extension Educator Laura Barr shares tips for hard-boiling eggs and getting a clean peel, just in time for an egg-citing spring weekend!

  • This Season in Nutrition video: Go Further with Food
    Extension Educator Laura Barr shares the 2018 National Nutrition Month message of "Go Further with Food." She provides tips on getting more nutrients in your diet and how to cut down on food waste.

  • Wellness to Work - Nutrition & Wellness Pack PDF
    Join University of Illinois Extension for Putting Wellness to Work. Each session is designed to keep you and your employees up-to-date on current trends and provide skills to make smart choices.

  • Wellness to Work - the Family Life Pack PDF
    Join University of Illinois Extension for Putting Wellness to Work. Each session is designed to keep you and your employees up-to-date on current trends and provide skills to make smart choices.