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) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes.

FoodWIse employs a combination of evidence-based educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthy food choices and active lifestyles.

FoodWIse works out of county Cooperative Extension offices and in collaboration with state and local partners. We are active in 66 of 72 Wisconsin counties. SNAP-Ed funds programming in 66 counties. EFNEP funds programming in 7 counties.

  • 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

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 UWEX 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.


UW-Extension Food and Nutrition Publications

Nutrition Nibbles
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program – Newsletter for Senior Citizens

January – February 2018 Nutrition Nibbles Newsletter: Featuring…..Eating for Healthy Aging, Aged to Perfection, Nutrition-Rich: Spending Calories Wisely, Eat Your Fruits & Vegetables!, Cooking for One or Two

Menu Backs
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program – 1 page monthly handouts to schools

October 2017 Menu Back
November 2017 Menu Back
December 2017 Menu Back
January 2018 Menu Back
February 2018 Menu Back
March 2018 Menu Back
April 2018 Menu Back
May 2018 Menu Back
June 2018 Menu Back

Harvest of the Month Flyers

March 2018 – CABBAGE
April 2018 – ONIONS

Related Links of Interest


If you have any questions regarding Nutrition Education in Iron County, please contact:

Deb Leonard, FoodWIse Educator
Extension Iron County
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695, Extension 2117
Fax: 715-561-2704


Stephanie Bakker, FoodWIse Educator
Extension Iron County
300 Taconite Street, Suite 118
Hurley, WI 54534
Phone: 715-561-2695, Extension 2117
Fax: 715-561-2704

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