Waukesha County

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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).

The FoodWIse family resource page has healthy ideas for feeding your family, quick tips in the kitchen, budgeting for food and much more.

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
  • 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.

Extension Waukesha County FoodWIse Contacts

FoodWIse Administrator
Jill Herz
(262) 548-7877

FoodWIse Teaching Coordinator
Katy Maas
(262) 548-7785

Civil Rights Statement: An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.