EverThrive IL updates its organizational policy agenda annually.  The Health Reform Initiative also has a specific policy agenda, highlighting policy priorities for our field.


2017 Healthy Lifestyles Policy Priorities


Cooking Matters Schedule

The following is the current schedule for Cooking Matters classes. Volunteer opportunities are listed beneath the course information. If you are new to Cooking Matters and would like to shadow a class before volunteering, please contact Lilah Handler.


EverThrive IL became the lead partner in Illinois for Share our Strength's Cooking Matters program in 2013.  By teaching families how to cook affordable meals on a budget, we strive to improve public health in our state.

This presentation provides an overview of the program

For more information, contact Lilah Handler.

Help connect hungry students with the meal most critical to their success.  Request to be contacted by a school breakfast coordinator.