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Thanksgiving likely won’t look exactly the same this year and you might find yourself cooking something that you’re new to!
While it can be daunting to approach cooking new recipes, especially if that includes cooking an entire turkey, we are here to support you!
This page has some are some tips and tricks for having a healthy and safe Thanksgiving – whatever that looks like this year.
If you have any questions on how to safely handle any food items, feel free to email us!
FoodWIse teaches nutrition lessons in Elementary Schools where 50% or more of their students participate in free or reduced school meals. In Waushara County, lessons are taught to 4k, 1st and 3rd grade students. Topics include learning about MyPlate and the five food groups, healthy snacks, the importance of hand-washing and spending less time in front of screens and more time getting at least 60 minutes of physical activity every day. During some of the lessons the children also have the opportunity to sample new healthy foods and learn how to make healthy choices.
Find games and activity sheets, and pledge to become a MyPlate Champion at the MyPlate Kids’ Place
Interested in increasing your strength, flexibility, energy, mood, balance, and sleep quality? Join our virtual StrongBodies program!
The program is completely free, and completely virtual! Need weights? You can fill out a loan form to check-out ours! StrongBodies programming is accompanied by lessons and discussions around nutrition, health and more – the current session features Mary Ann Schilling, UW-Madison Health and Wellbeing Extension Educator for Waushara County presenting an ongoing program based on the Aging Mastery program.
Once you’ve completed your registration, you’ll automatically be sent information to join the virtual classes!
Any questions? Email Laura at firstname.lastname@example.org
Food Share Wisconsin
As of October 15, 2004 the name of the federal Food Stamp Program in Wisconsin has been changed to “FoodShare Wisconsin.” This essential food and nutrition program no longer uses “stamps” to deliver benefits to persons enrolled in the program. The Wisconsin Department of Health and Family Services hopes that this new name and image will foster an expansion of the program so all eligible children and families receive the food and nutrition assistance they need. For more information on FoodShare Wisconsin, go to https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare/
To find out if you are eligible to apply for benefits, report changes, ask questions, or make an appointment go to: www.access.wi.gov or call 1-888-256-4563 toll free.
Did you know you can use FoodShare benefits at some farmers markets?
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.