FoodWIse: Who We Are – What We Do – Where We Work

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). We advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for Wisconsin residents with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.

Who Can Receive Education Through FoodWIse?

  • Low income Iron County residents (youth, families, senior citizens) who receive or are eligible for food stamps can receive education through FoodWIse. (Residents who are NOT low income can receive education through Family Living Nutrition Education programs.) All we ask is that you be willing to learn!

In what ways do FoodWIse Educators Teach?

  • Iron County FoodWIse educators teach small and large group lessons at senior citizen dining sites, to youth at schools and after-school & summer programs, to individuals and families in homes and at our Extension office.
  • Iron County FoodWIse educators teach through walk-by exhibits at WIC (Women, Infant, Children program) sites, at county fairs, at Health Departments and other sites.
  • Iron County FoodWIse educators teach through practical demonstrations at grocery stores and other sites, such as the internet.

How FoodWIse Helps Community Members and Families

Below are some ways FoodWIse can help community members and families through their direct and indirect education lessons:

  • Stretch your food dollars
  • Improve your shopping skills
  • Learn how to make delicious, low-cost meals
  • Plan healthy menus
  • Improve your health by eating better
  • Make meals more fun with new recipes
  • Learn safe food handling methods
  • Improve your budgeting skills
  • Get more for your money

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If you have any questions regarding the FoodWIse program in Iron County, please contact:

Deb Leonard
FoodWIse Educator (Ashland, Bayfield, Iron Counties)

Extension Iron County
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695

Stephanie Bakker
FoodWIse Coordinator (Ashland, Bayfield, Iron Counties)
Extension Ashland County
Courthouse Room 107
201 Main Street West
Ashland, WI 54806
Phone: 715-682-7017

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