We teach, learn, lead and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.

FoodWIse Nutrition Educator Position

We are seeking a 24 hours per week Nutrition Educator for our FoodWIse program. This position would primary be serving Fond du Lac County with occasional work in Sheboygan County.  All applications received by Jan 15, 2018 will be considered.  Please go to the UW-Extension Cooperative Extension’s website.

Read More...
road sign that says Money St and Savings St

How Much Financial Responsibility is Enough?

To start 2018 we bring you an article about the benefits of discussing money management with your child. Read this week’s Parenthetical post for talking points and strategies on teen financial responsibility that many parents might find helpful. Young children often have trouble understanding why they cannot have every toy or piece of candy they see […]

Read More...
Family Learning Day boy with his mini garden project

Family Learning Day

With over 200 attendees, the annual 4-H Family Learning Day is one of the most exciting local events of the year.  This event is open to the general public. Mark your calendar for Saturday, February 24.  Brochures with session descriptions and registration forms were mailed to 4-H families in late December.  It will also be […]

Read More...

Ages and Stages of Child Development

The ASQ-3 wall is available on the 3rd floor of the Fond du Lac City/County Government Center for parents of children 5 years and younger to check on their child’s development at no charge. If you are not aware of what you can learn from the ASQ-3 wall please read more. *ASQ-3 is a screening system […]

Read More...

UW-Extension: Sticking to your budget over the holidays

The winter holiday season is fast approaching. For many, the coming months mean travel to visit family and friends, gift-giving, and preparation of traditional foods. All of these special occasions can be a challenge on monthly budgets. “Some people set aside a little money out of every paycheck or shop sales all year to get […]

Read More...
uncooked turkey with dressing around it

Fresh? Frozen? Organic? Natural? Hen or Tom? 

There are plenty of decisions to make when purchasing your Thanksgiving turkey. Turkeys to be sold fresh are quick-chilled to 40°F or lower at the processing facility, but must not go below a temperature of 26°F. You may think that turkeys chilled to this temperature would be ‘frozen’, but they aren’t. The low temperature helps to retain […]

Read More...
Woman looking in a mirror with red lipstick on.

A Parent’s Role in Body Image

Last Halloween, a woman in North Dakota planned to hand out candy to neighbor children, as is customary. However, she generated controversy when she shared the rest of her plan—to hand out a note, rather than candy, to the children whom she considered overweight. The note, addressed to the children’s parent(s), read “You [sic] child […]

Read More...

Celebrating our Heritage

“Latinos Unidos en Fond du Lac” (Latinos United in Fond du Lac) is a community group (youth and adults) that has been working together for a year with the purpose to connect, educate, and empower Latinos in our county. In September, the group hosted a Celebration of Independence event. This was a cultural event to […]

Read More...

New Structure and Opportunity for the FoodWIse Program

October 1st marks the beginning of the 2018 fiscal and programming year for FoodWIse. FoodWIse is the UW-Extension Family Living Program’s nutrition education program. Funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the program helps families on FoodShare make healthier food choices on a limited budget. FoodShare works with community agencies to reach families […]

Read More...