Illinois Deparment of Humand Services
Chief, Bureau of Family Nutrition
Assistant Dean, Extension and Outreach
Family and Consumer Sciences
Illinois Hunger Coalition
- It is important for people in our Illinois communities to be aware of the existence of community nutrition programs.
- Community nutrition programs are important to the health and wellness of all eligible people.
- Community nutrition programs should work together to address food security through cooperation and coordination to maximize resources.
- Healthy lifestyles, which include optimal nutrition and physical activity, are important for all.
- Fostering collaborative relationships enhances the effectiveness of all programs.
- To share information among food assistance programs.
- To increase access to community nutrition programs.
- To provide educational opportunities related to food assistance programs.
- To encourage involvement of nutrition programs in community collaborations.
Agencies and Programs represented:
- IL. Department of Human Services including:
SNAP (Food Stamps), Supplemental Nutrition Program (WIC), Emergency Food Program; Commodity Supplemental Food Program, Breastfeeding, Farmers Markets, Head Start Collaboration Office, Child Care
- IL State Board of Education
Child Nutrition Programs
- IL Department of Public Health including:
Nutrition and Physical Activity Programs & Health Statistics
- University of Illinois Extension including:
Family Nutrition Program & EFNEP
- Feeding Illinois
- Illinois School Nutrition Association
- CLOCC-Consortium to Lower Obesity in Chicago Children
- USDA Midwest Regional Office:
Food and Nutrition Service Programs
- IL Department of Agriculture
- IL Department on Aging:
Senior Food Programs
- Illinois Community Action Association
- Illinois Hunger Coalition
- St. Louis District Dairy Council
- Catholic Charities