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About Us

FoodWIse operates in most Wisconsin counties through UW-Madison Division of Extension and provides research based education and materials.

Funding for the FoodWIse program comes from two federal grants:
EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) and SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education).

How FoodWIse can help

By teaching people to:

  • Purchase and prepare healthful, affordable meals and snacks.
  • Learn to balance food intake and physical activity.
  • Keep food safe to eat.
  • Develop a spending and savings plan to become more food secure.

How it works
FoodWIse nutrition educators teach about nutrition in a variety of ways:

  • Small or large one-time or multi-session groups; done at various local agency or community sites
  • Mini lessons (such as at food pantries & clinics while clients are waiting for services)
  • Participants receive education & materials that contain nutrition information, recipes, money saving ideas and tips.
  • The StrongBodies program teaches strength training & nutrition.

Programs are available in English and Spanish.

Who can participate
The programs are free to families and individuals within established income guidelines.
This includes, but is not limited to, families and individuals who are eligible for:

QUEST Card (Food Stamps/FoodShare)
Wisconsin Works (W2)

To find out more about FoodShare and other Nutrition, Health, and Childcare programs go to: http://access.wisconsin.gov


Civil Rights Statement: University of Wisconsin, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Wisconsin counties cooperating. An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) requirements.