FoodWIse 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
Barron County Nutrition Education teaches youth in both in-school and summer school programming. Education is currently taking place in Rice Lake, Barron, Chetek, Cumberland, and Turtle Lake elementary schools. Lessons are taught to the 1st, 3rd, and 4/5th-grade levels and include learning about: MyPlate, 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.
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