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Falk Elementary Parents Graduate from Nutrition Education Class!

Falk Elementary Parents Graduate from Nutrition Education Class!

Aracely Portillo, Nutrition Educator, partnered with Falk Elementary School to provide our Eating Smart Being Active curriculum to parents.  On January 22, 2015, she graduated five families from the program!  Following her lesson series, one participant commented

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Quick and Easy Does it for Family Meals

Quick and Easy Does it for Family Meals

After a long day, busy parents may sometimes feel they don’t have the time or energy to prepare a healthy meal for their families. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension offers some shortcuts for family cooks that save time and effort. Combine ready-to-eat foods, such as a bag of prewashed […]

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Good Nutrition Essentials for Older Adults

Good Nutrition Essentials for Older Adults

UW-Extension offers tips for encouraging older adults to eat well Contact Judith Knudsen, 920-391-4651, judith.knudsen@ces.uwex.edu Eating well and getting enough nutrition to maintain a healthy weight can prove to be a challenge for older adults. Many individuals simply find they don’t have the same appetite they did when they were younger. And while the body […]

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Tips for eating healthy when you’re away from home

Tips for eating healthy when you’re away from home

Madison, Wis.–You probably already know that Americans need to eat more whole grains, low-fat milk, and fruits and vegetables. What you might not realize is that Americans tend to make poorer choices when eating away from home.

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Healthy Habits Can Save You Money!

Healthy Habits Can Save You Money!

We know that not smoking, being active and making healthy food choices are good for our bodies. But what about our wallets? Research shows that healthy habits can save us money. Tracy Smith, WNEP Administrator for Cooperative Extension Family Living Programs, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2012.

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What is the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)?

What is the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)?

  WNEP 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. WNEP focuses on nutrition education based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid and Choose My […]

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