The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) is a 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.
WNEP Programming in Barron County
The Barron County Nutrition Education teaches youth in both in school and afterschool programming. Education is currently taking place at Roselawn Elementary School, Chetek Middle school, Cumberland Middle School, Turtle Lake Elementary School, and Lincoln Elementary School. Lessons are taught to all grade levels (pre-k through 8th grade) and include learning about the food guide pyramid, how to choose healthy foods, food safety, and how to be more physically active. Children also have the opportunity to sample new healthy foods and learn how to make healthy snacks.
Adult education takes place a various Barron County locations including; WIC clinics, senior meal sites, the Barron County Day Development Center, food pantries, and parent school groups. Education focuses on learning how to plan healthy, inexpensive meal, how to foster healthy eating habits in children, simple meal preparation methods and practices, and how to be more physically active.
Choose My Plate
The food guide pyramid has been replaced with a new graphic…a dinner plate. The new guide is based on the updated 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Learn more about “My Plate” by watching this vidoe. \”Choose My Plate\” Video
Fill half of your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables using these delicious summer recipes;
- Choose My Plate (15 colorful, healthy recipes)
- Bell Pepper Nachos
- Crunchy Vegetable Wraps
- Peachy Crisp
Summer Food Safety
Related Links of Interest
- UW – Extension WNEP - For more information on WNEP
- MyPyramid.gov – USDA Steps to a Healthier You
- Family Living-Barron County
- Food Share Wisconsin - Information or eligibility in Barron County call 715-537-5691.
- Amercian Dietetic Association
If you have any questions regarding WNEP in Barron County, please contact:
Michelle Jensen, MS, RD, CD
Barron County – UW Extension
330 E. LaSalle Avenue, Room 2206
Barron, WI 54812-1540