Nutrition and Food

The Instructional Kitchen provides a variety of educational, and nutrition-focused programming for students to cultivate healthy habits. Check them out below.

Food Inspo

Check out some of our favorite recipes!

Food Assistance & Well-Being Program


The Food Assistance & Well-Being Program is a shopping-style pantry that is free to the campus community.

Our Commitment...

  • Engage the diverse Illinois students and other campus community members in opportunities to learn about, cook, taste and share health-supporting, sustainably-produced food.
  • Educate about the culinary and other skills needed for planning, preparing, serving, and evaluating healthy meals.
  • Provide a safe, clean and sustainable space for the campus community to engage in research, service-learning, experiential learning, and personal growth and development.
  • Utilize culinary education as a part of a strategy to improve food security, employment opportunities, and simultaneously improve health for underserved individuals and the campus community.
  • (Re) Connect a positive food experience with the growth of local, whole, and more sustainably produced food.
  • Demonstrate the viability of hands-on experience with healthy food preparation and tasting for improving eating habits and life-long health


ARC Instructional Kitchen

Reserve the Instructional Kitchen

Looking for a fun team-building event, wellness workshop, or cooking class? The ARC Instructional Kitchen is the place!



Explore wellness resources on CampusWell, an interdepartmental website that provides articles and videos about topics ranging from body image, nutrition, and mindfulness, to time management, substance abuse, finances, and more!