Nutrition Education


FoodWIse Nutrition Education

Formerly the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)

Learning to Eat Better for Less

FoodWIse is the UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely. This program is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP, formally know as the Food Stamp Program), and is a partnership between state and county governments with local partner agencies.

Who can participate?

Families or individuals who receive FoodShare Wisconsin (or who are eligible to receive FoodShare) can learn through FoodWIse.

What does FoodWIse Teach?

Programs targeted to limited resource individuals on the purchase and preparation of nutritious meals and snacks, food safety and food resource management to enhance food security.  FoodWIse can help participants learn how to:

  • Purchase and prepare healthful meals and snacks based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Develop a spending and savings plan and live within that plan so food dollars will last through the month


Related Links of Interest

USDA Resources:
  • Choose MyPlate – Tips and resources on healthy eating, cooking (recipes), budgeting, physical activity, and more!
  • Dietary Guidelines for Americans
  • What’s Cooking? USDA Mixing Bowl – Search recipes and cookbooks for fun meal ideas. You can even make and print your own cookbook!
  • Nutrition apps and games! – Fun (and informative) nutrition apps and games for your smartphone or tablet.
Food Safety and Food Preservation Resources:
Other Nutrition Resources:

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FoodWIse Program Staff


c.crossCara Cross, FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator

Marquette County UW-Extension

480 Underwood Avenue, Montello


An EEO/AA employer, University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and American with Disabilities (ADA) requirements.
La Universidad de Wisconsin-Extensión, un empleador con igualdad de oportunidades y acción afirmativa (EEO/AA), proporciona igualdad de oportunidades en empleo y programas, incluyendo los requisitos del Título IX (Title IX) y de la Ley para Americanos con Discapacidades (ADA).