Nutrition Education Program
A University of Illinois Extension educator conducts hands-on nutrition-based courses as part of Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP). Classes are held in our store education space, and are open to the public free of charge. Each 6-session course covers topics such as selecting and preparing healthy foods for the family, food budgeting, and staying active. Course sign-up information is available in store.
Cooking Classes and DemonstrationsChef in the Hood chef and peer health educator Ramona Baptiste demonstrates healthy cooking on any budget. Chef Mona shares basic cooking skills and nutritional tips in an engaging, interactive manner suitable for the whole family. Demonstrations are held in our store education space. An upcoming schedule is available in store. Lettuce Eat! – A Simple Approach to Healthy Cooking, taught by Courtney Lance, covers basic cooking skills for preparing nutritious meals. These hands-on classes are open to adults and families on a drop-in basis. An upcoming schedule is available in store.
Interactive Nutrition Displays
Several times a month, customers can try samples and chat with a community health worker at an in-store stop-talk-and-learn display, provided by the Illinois Nutrition Education Programs (INEP). Display topics include: Cooking with What’s on Hand, Healthy Snacks, Healthy Substitutions, Whole Grains, Seasonal Produce. An upcoming schedule is available in store.
Guided Store Tours
A UI Extension leader conducts Shopping Matters for Adults! educational tours of Louis’ Groceries, focusing on topics such as comparing fresh, frozen and canned fruits and vegetables; comparing prices; reading food labels; and stretching your ingredients. An upcoming schedule is available in store.
For more information about current and planned programs and events, please call the store at 773-994-6143 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.