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University of Illinois Extension serving Henderson, Knox, McDonough and Warren Counties

Main Office (Knox County)
180 S Soangetaha Rd, Ste 108
Galesburg, IL 61401-5595
Phone: 309-342-5108
FAX: 309-342-1768
Email: uie-hkmw@illinois.edu
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Henderson County)
410 E. Main, PO Box 540
Stronghurst, IL 61480
Phone: 309-924-1163
FAX: 309-924-1164
Hours: Monday and Tuesday 8am-2pm and Thursday 8am-4:30pm

Main Office (McDonough County)
3022 W Jackson
Macomb, IL 61455
Phone: 309-837-3939
FAX: 309-833-3019
Hours: Monday - Friday 8 am to 4:30 pm (Closed noon - 1 pm)

Branch Office (Warren County)
1000 North Main Street
P.O. Box 227
Monmouth, IL 61462
Phone: 309-734-5161
FAX: 309-734-5532
Hours: Monday through Friday 8 am to 4:30pm (Closed noon to 1 pm)

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition & Fitness Tip of the Day

12 Reasons for Visiting a Farmers' Market:

  1. Find foods not available in a grocery store.
  2. Take home a truly tasty tomato!
  3. Enjoy really fresh sweet corn.
  4. Purchase a pretty plant.
  5. Meet with a Master Gardener.
  6. Make memorable meals.
  7. Have fun with your family and friends.
  8. Get really fresh locally grown food.
  9. Buy a beautiful bouquet of locally grown flowers.
  10. Get to know your farmer.
  11. Support your local economy.
  12. Farmers' Markets are full of surprises!
By Alice Henneman, MS, RD, UNL Extension Educator

Questions? Contact April Ashton, Community Worker, SNAP-Ed at aashton@illinois.edu

Featured Websites

Additional Websites

  • Recipes for Diabetes
    Recipes from Extension's Dining with Diabetes or Living Well with Diabetes programs.

Local Resources and Information

  • Diabetic Nutrition App for Smart Phones!
    Managing your diabetes on the go has never been easier, because there is now an app for it! Extension is going mobile! Recipes for Diabetes contains over 140 recipes that are easily used to prepare meals for people with diabetes. Each recipe contains an approximate nutritional analysis for calories, protein, carbohydrates, fat, saturated fat, fiber, sodium, and cholesterol. For those using the carbohydrate counting method of meal planning, carbohydrate units are provided.

  • Illinois Market Maker-Farmer's Market retail help
    Thinking of selling your goods at a farmers market? Here are some helpful resources for tackling the market place and starting your business!

  • Lifestyle Choices for Wellness Blog
    Timely discussion on topics of health and wellness to encourage action and improvement in personal wellness.

  • U of I Extension Nutrition on Pinterest!
    Mekenzie Lewis, Extension Educator in Nutrition and Wellness, provides nutrition education programs related to chronic disease, food safety, and wellness. She serves 8 counties in West Central IL!

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