FoodWIse-Healthy choices, healthy lives 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.
FoodWIse 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.
Posted: 07 Sep 2016 12:27 PM PDT
With the school year started, families are settling into a new routine. If your family is like many, coordinating school, work, and activities can make it difficult to find time to prepare meals. Here are three tips to help you make mealtime a breeze!
What has worked for you? How do you plan meals, meal prep, or utilize leftovers at home? Let us know in the comments below!
Written by Emily Wisecup, ISU Dietetic Intern
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:
Summer Food Safety
Related Links of Interest
- UW – Extension WNEP – For more information on WNEP
- Choose MyPlate – USDA Steps to a Healthier You
- 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:
Barron County – UW Extension
335 E. Monroe Avenue, Room 2206
Barron, WI 54812-1540