Our Youth Nutrition Education Program is governed by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Education grant.  Programming takes place in schools and afterschool programs where 50% or more of the student are eligible to participate in free or reduced school meals.

Nutrition education programming provides hands on interactive learning activities in schools for children grades K-12. The nutrition education curriculum is designed to help youth gain an understanding of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans through an in-depth look at MyPlate.  Educators also focus on the importance of food safety, especially the benefits of handwashing.

The Dane County Youth Team consists of four  Nutrition Educators who teach in the Madison and Sun Prairie area school districts.  Programs are also offered in Spanish to ESL learners.

Nutrition programming has taken place at the following Dane County sites:

Elementary Schools

• Allis Elementary • Emerson Elementary • Falk Elementary
• Glendale Elementary • Hawthorne Elementary • Lake View Elementary
• Leopold Elementary • Lincoln Elementary • Lindbergh Elementary
• Lowell Elementary • Nuestro Mundo Elementary • Mendota Elementary
• Midvale Elementary • Schenk Elementary • Westside Elementary


Other Youth Programming Partners

• Madison School and Community Recreation (MSCR)
Afterschool and Summer Programs
• Madison Metropolitan School District (MMSD)
SAPAR Program and Work and Learn Programs
• Vera Court Community Center • Meadowood Community Center
• East Madison Community Center • Goodman Community Center
• Kennedy Heights Community Center • Girls Inc.
• Dane County Juvenile Detention • North East Madison Consortium
• Neighborhood House