Nutrition Education

FoodWIse advances healthy eating habits, active lifestyles and healthy community environments for families with limited incomes through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels.


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Mary Stys

Nutrition Educator


Allison Wilson

Nutrition Educator


The FoodWIse Nutrition Education Program is a major educational program within the Division of Extension Health and Well-being institute. FoodWIse responds to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities to live healthy, active lives.

FoodWIse is primarily made up of two federally-funded nutrition education programs for low-income families and individuals—the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). The mission and mandate of FoodWIse is to develop and implement educational programs in Wisconsin that are consistent with and fulfill the goals and missions of EFNEP and SNAP-Ed.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

The goal of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education is to provide educational programs that increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood of all food stamp recipients making healthy food choices and choosing active lifestyles consistent with the most recent advice reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and

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