FoodWIse Nutrition Education

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Food WIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program or WNEP,

is a UW-Extension Program that helps limited resource families and individuals,

eligible for Food Share,

Choose, purchase & prepare nutritious meals & snacks based on the

Dietary Guidelines for Americans and My Plate

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*  Make half your grains whole grains

*  Eat a variety of fruits and vegetables

*  Make lean choices from the protein group

*  Make low fat dairy choices:

*  get three calcium rich foods each day

*  Choose & prepare foods with less fat, sugar & salt

*  Choose healthy foods and beverages when eating away from home

Manage food resources, use thrifty shopping practices for nutritious foods, & improve food security:

*  Determine resources for food

*  Track food dollars and live within a spending plan

*  Plan, buy and prepare affordable meals and snacks on a budget

*  Buy locally grown fruits & vegetables at the Farmers Market or grow your own garden to enhance food security

Balance food intake with physical activity:

*  Balance calories from foods and beverages with calories used

Keep food safe by practicing safe food handling, preparation and storage practices:

*  Keep hands and surfaces clean

*  Avoid cross contamination

*  Cook foods to their proper temperatures

*  Refrigerate perishable foods & leftovers promptly & store food safely

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   To find out if you are eligible for Food Share, go to: www.access.wi.gov  (Access to Support Services for Health & Nutrition)

This website is quick, and for people who live in Wisconsin to see if they might be able to get help through Wisconsin’s health and nutrition programs

For more information on FoodShare  Wisconsin:  http://www.dhfs.wisconsin.gov/foodshare

Staff
If you have any questions regarding FoodWIse in Bayfield or Ashland County, please contact:

 
Gina Monroe
FoodWIse Program Administrator
Ashland & Bayfield Counties
UWEX Ashland County
Courthouse Rm. 107
Ashland, WI  54806
715-682-7017 ext 512
Fax:  715-682-7922
Donna Ganson
Donna Ganson
FoodWIse Educator
UWEX Bayfield County
Courthouse  PO Box 218
Washburn, WI  54891
715-373-6104, ext. 250
donna.ganson@ces.uwex.edu
Stephanie New
Stephanie LaPointe
FoodWIse Educator
UWEX Ashland County
Courthouse Rm. 107
Ashland, WI  54806
715-682-7017
stephanie.lapointe@ces.uwex.edu
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Heather Laakso

FoodWIse Educator

Ashland and Bayfield Counties

heather.laakso@ces.uwex.edu

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