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Kristin Bogdonas
Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness
University of Illinois Extension
321 W 2nd Avenue
Milan, IL 61264
Phone: 309-756-9978
FAX: 309-756-9987

Nutrition and Wellness

Nutrition and Wellness

When you support University of Illinois Extension you contribute to the overall programs that involve food, nutrition and health. Different categories of food, nutrition, and health include nutrition and food preparation, physical activity and healthy lifestyles, food security, food safety, chronic disease prevention and management, and health literacy and health insurance literacy.

Nutrition & Wellness Programs in Henry, Mercer, Rock Island and Stark Counties are led by Kristin Bogdonas (Extension Educator, Nutrition and Wellness)

Kristin Bogdonas leads direct health education programs that address chronic disease, worksite wellness, mindful eating, healthy lifestyles, ABCs of School Nutrition Trainings, and food preservation. She authors a health column in Quad City Times and two health blogs, Turnip the Beet! and Illinois Nutrition Edition, reaching over 175,000 people annually. A new podcast on WVIK will begin in November 2018. 

Featured Websites

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  • Consejos Para vivir con Diabetes
    Dietas y ejercicios adecuados para quienes padecen diabetes.
  • Harvesting Vegetables
    Learn about harvesting several common types of vegetables.
  • La Osteoporosis
    Información sobre osteoporosis, factores de riesgo, prevención y nutrición para mantener los huesos sanos.
  • Vea Su Jardín Crecer
    Vea Su Jardín Crecer es su guía para escoger, preparar, cultivar y guardar vegetales comunes.
  • Parenting 24/7
    Parenting 24/7 is a free one-stop site for parenting news and information from University of Illinois Extension.

Local Resources and Information

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  • General
    Downloads and printable resources on food preservation, fermentation, cooking guides, ingredient lists and more.
  • Recipes
    Check out a whole host of delicious and nutritious recipes!

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