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.


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):

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), disability, age, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English. Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the responsible state or local agency that administers the program or USDA’s TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TTY) or contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at USDA.gov, from any USDA office, by calling (866) 632-9992, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to USDA by:

Mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410; or

Fax: (833) 256-1665 or (202) 690-7442; or

Email: program.intake@usda.gov

The University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension is an equal opportunity provider.

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