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


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

FoodWIse map of Wisconsin showing counties with educators

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:

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Family resources

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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.

The QUEST for Fresh Food

Our campaign in farmers’ markets increases awareness that SNAP (EBT) can be used to purchase foods at local farmers’ markets.

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):

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

USDA Declaración de No Discriminación

La University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

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