FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.
FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Each year FoodWIse delivers nutrition education to more than 50,000 participants statewide. Partnering with community-based organizations, we use a combination of evidence-based strategies designed to promote change for individuals, families and communities and help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
The role of our educators is to
children to new fruits and vegetables and teach them why they are important
parents how to buy, plan and prepare healthy meals
families with limited resources in support of choosing healthy diets while stretching food dollars
communities in making the healthy choices where people live, learn, work, play and worship
What we do
Where We Work
Contact your local Extension Office to learn more about FoodWIse programs & opportunities in your county from our directory
Connect with our State Office for general questions about the nutrition education we teach and the policy, systems & environmental changes we address: FoodWIse@extension.wisc.edu
Find nutritious recipes, cooking tips and learn how to eat healthy on a budget.
Our statewide campaign for schools provides promotion, education and media resources to encourage kids and families to eat more fruits and vegetables.
Our guided tour curriculum is designed to help familiarize Wisconsin residents with their local farmers’ market.
Implement the four steps in our toolkit to improve the quality and safety of food offered by your food pantry.
Learn how community members with limited incomes can work with FoodWIse and Master Gardener Volunteers to grow their food and promote healthy food access and availability through garden spaces.
SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. Find out more about SNAP (FoodShare Wisconsin):