Nutrition Education

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

Youth Education
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
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.

Being the best YOU doesn’t just involve eating healthy foods but it also means being physically active. Here are some fresh ideas to help you get movin’ being the warmer weather is just around the corner.

Fill half of your plate with colorful fruits and vegetables using these delicious summer recipes:
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\” VideoChoose My Plate

Summer Food Safety




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If you have any questions regarding WNEP in Barron County, please contact:

Kathy Splett
Barron County – UW Extension
335 E. Monroe Avenue, Room 2206
Barron, WI 54812-1540
Phone: 715-537-6381