FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes.
FoodWIse employs a combination of evidence-based educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthy food choices and active lifestyles.
FoodWIse works out of county Cooperative Extension offices and in collaboration with state and local partners. We are active in 66 of 72 Wisconsin counties. SNAP-Ed funds programming in 66 counties. EFNEP funds programming in 7 counties.
- Stretch your food dollars
- Improve your shopping skills
- Learn how to make delicious, low-cost meals
- Plan healthy menus
- Improve your health by eating better
- Make meals more fun with new recipes
- Learn safe food handling methods
- Improve your budgeting skills
- Get more for your money
Who can receive education through FoodWIse?
- Low income Iron County residents (youth, families, senior citizens) who receive or are eligible for food stamps can receive education through FoodWIse. (Residents who are NOT low income can receive education through Family Living Nutrition Education programs.) All we ask is that you be willing to learn!
In what ways do FoodWIse educators teach?
- Iron County FoodWIse educators teach small and large group lessons at senior citizen dining sites, to youth at schools and after-school & summer programs, to individuals and families in homes and at our UWEX office.
- Iron County FoodWIse educators teach through walk-by exhibits at WIC (Women, Infant, Children program) sites, at county fairs, at Health Departments and other sites.
- Iron County FoodWIse educators teach through practical demonstrations at grocery stores and other sites, such as the internet.
Food Safety Lunch & Learn (February 1, 2010) (PowerPoint – 14 slides, 2.12 MB)
Food Safety Lunch & Learn (February 1, 2010) (PDF – 14 pages, 1.15 MB)
January – February 2018 Nutrition Nibbles Newsletter: Featuring…..Eating for Healthy Aging, Aged to Perfection, Nutrition-Rich: Spending Calories Wisely, Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables!, Cooking for One or Two
Related Links of Interest
- Food & Nutrition Information Center (USDA National Agricultural Library)
- Fight BAC!® Partnership for Food Safety Education
- Gateway to U.S. Government Food Safety Information
- Nutrition.gov (Guide to Nutrition & Health Information on Federal Government websites)
- USDA Food Safety Information
- USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans
- American Dietetic Association
- American Heart Association
- American Diabetes Association
- National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute
- Nutrition & Physical Activity information from US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
- FDA Center for Food Safety & Applied Nutrition
- Food Safety & Health (UW Extension Food Safety and Food Preservation Information)
- National Center for Home Food Preservation (University of Georgia)
If you have any questions regarding Nutrition Education in Iron County, please contact:
Gina Monroe, FoodWIse Coordinator
Ashland, Bayfield & Iron Counties
Ashland County UW-Extension
201 West Main Street, Rm. 107
Ashland, WI 54806
Deb Leonard, FoodWIse Educator
Iron County – UW-Extension
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695, Extension 2117