What is FoodWIse?
The UW-Extension Wisconsin FoodWIse is a federally funded program that has been offering nutrition education programming to the food stamp-eligible residents of Shawano County since 1994. During the period of Jan. 2016 – October 2016, 3,084 educational contacts were made in Shawano County reaching 1,028 people. Partner sites and agencies include: local food pantries, WIC clinics, public elementary schools (Bowler, Hillcrest, and Tigerton), and Shawano Job Center.
How can we help you?
The FoodWIse Program can provide information and assistance to you and your family on these topics:
- Preparing healthy meals
- Managing your food money
- How to shop and stretch your food dollars
- Helping your children eat healthy snacks and meals
- Cooking skills
- Increasing physical activity for yourself and with your family
- Food safety to prevent food-related illnesses.
We provide school nutrition programs that educate children on proper diet, food safety, health and fitness. Click here to view healthy snack recipes used in the classroom.
Should I Buy Organic Foods?
Organic Food Standards and Labels: The Facts – Explains what the organic label means on foods and how to identify organic foods in the grocery store.
Links of Interest
- Shawano Food Pantry Directory
- UW – Extension FoodWIse
- USDA Food Recalls
- USDA Food Product Dating Fact Sheets – “Sell by Feb 14” is a type of information you might find on a meat or poultry product. Are dates required on food products? Does it mean the product will be unsafe to use after that date? Here is some background information which answers these and other questions about product dating.
- Eggs (ENC-Egg Nutrition Center) – www.eggnutritioncenter.org
- Gluten-free food labeling
- Food Insecurity and Obesity: Understanding the Connection
- Healthy Snack Recipes
- Make Better Choices When Eating Out
- What You Eat During Pregnancy Matters
- Food $ense – Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program … We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming …
- Home – Spend Smart Eat Smart
You can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. With a little planning, savvy shopping and tasty recipes to cook at home, you’ll be well on your way
If you have any questions regarding FoodWIse in Shawano County, please contact:
|Lori Schuettpelz, FoodWIse Coordinator Shawano County & Menominee County/Nation 311 North Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166 Phone: 715-526-6136 * 715-526-4870 Email:firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Chelsey LaTender, Nutrition Educator Shawano County & Menominee County/Nation 311 North Main Street, Room 109 Shawano, WI 54166 Phone: 715-526-6136 * 715-526-4870 Email:email@example.com|