FoodWIse

Food educator demonstrating best food practices to a group of women seated at a table

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

Introduce

children to new fruits and vegetables and teach them why they are important

Teach

parents how to buy, plan and prepare healthy meals

Engage

families with limited resources in support of choosing healthy diets while stretching food dollars

Support

communities in making the healthy choices where people live, learn, work, play and worship


What we do

FoodWIse map of Wisconsin showing counties with educators


Family resources

 

A mom and dad with two kids making a salad together

Family Resources

Find nutritious recipes, cooking tips and learn how to eat healthy on a budget.

Our programs

Wisconsin Harvest of the Month title and fresh vegetables

Harvest of the Month

Our statewide campaign for schools provides promotion, education and media resources to encourage kids and families to eat more fruits and vegetables.

carrots for sale at a farmers market

Discover Wisconsin Farmers’ Markets

Our guided tour curriculum is designed to help familiarize Wisconsin residents with their local farmers’ market.


woman assisting a man with a box of food pantry items

Safe and Healthy Food Pantries

Implement the four steps in our toolkit to improve the quality and safety of food offered by your food pantry.

a community vegetable garden

Growing Together

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.


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