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


Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

FoodWIse is new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and individuals with limited incomes. […]


UW Extension provides weekly food and nutrition education classes to Leopold parents

Beginning January 21, UW Extension has provided weekly Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) classes to eight parents at Leopold Elementary School. These 90 minute sessions on Wednesday nights focus learning around “Eating Smart, Being Active.” Parents learned about being active, planning shopping trips to save money, increasing fruit and vegetable intake, proper serving […]


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 […]


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 […]


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.