FoodWIse (SNAP-Ed) Nutrition Education

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FoodWIse Mission
To advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for low-income families through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.


We Serve

  • Parents and caregivers of children
  • School-age youth
  • Adults without children
  • Older adults

Our Programs Are

  • Unbiased
  • Commercial free
  • Evidence based
  • Responsive to local needs

Douglas County, WI Food & Clothing Resource Guide

Produced by UW-Madison Extension Douglas County
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Gardening and Staying Active

Gardening can be a great way to grow food. SNAP can be used to purchase food seeds. This gives people an option to increase the fruits and vegetables that are available to them. You can find resources related to gardening in the SNAP-Ed Library.

Being active is an important part of a healthy lifestyle. Physical activity is both fun and healthy! These SNAP-Ed program resources teach important physical activity concepts. Additionally, SNAP-Ed funds projects from active transport to using parks and public spaces.
For more information, visit: https://snaped.fns.usda.gov/resources/nutrition-education-materials/physical-activity


How Are We Funded?

FoodWIse is Federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

What Is SNAP-Ed?

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) is an evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition and how to make their food dollar stretch further. SNAP-Ed participants also learn to be physically active.


To arrange a workshop/training or ask a question contact:

 

Julie Montgomery
UW-Madison Extension Douglas County
FoodWIse Coordinator
1313 Belknap St Room 107
Superior, WI 54880
julie.montgomery@wisc.edu
715-395-1427

 

 

Tarah Nichols
UW-Madison Extension Douglas County
FoodWIse Educator
1313 Belknap St Room 107
Superior, WI 54880
tarah.nichols@wisc.edu
715-395-7443

 


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