Nutrition Education

 

The Wisconsin FoodWise progam is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely. Familes become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely.

Nutrition Education in St. Croix, Polk and Pierce Counties

Nutrition education takes place in various St. Croix, Polk and Pierce County locations including grocery stores, WIC clinics, food pantries, Head Start, Job Service, Shelters, Schools and Senior Sites.  Education focuses on learning how to plan healthy, inexpensive meals, how to foster healthy eating habits in children, simple meal preparation methods and practices, and how to be more physically active.

What is FoodWIse?

FoodWIse is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely.

How is FoodWIse funded?

FoodWIse is funded by federal dollars. EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) funds programming in 6 counties. SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education) funds programming in 68 counties.

Who can I contact with questions about FoodWIse?

Katie Bartko
Nutrition Coordinator – Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties
Phone: 715-531-1930
Fax: 715-684-2666
Email: katie.bartko@wisc.edu
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Sarah Johnson
Nutrition Educator-Pierce, Polk and St. Croix Counties
Phone: 715-531-1930
Email: sarah.b.johnson@wisc.edu