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.

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Nutrition education program changes to meet needs of new audiences

FoodWIse is new name of Wisconsin Nutrition Education ProgramContact Amber Canto, 608-262-0384, A successful nutrition education program is getting a new name to make it relevant and accessible to more audiences. FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, or WNEP, has a long legacy of providing nutrition education to Wisconsin families and […]

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Teens, Beans and Tofu

The news is constantly filled with tips for healthy eating as many Americans set goals to “eat healthy” throughout the year. Your teen is listening and may be changing his or her eating habits. Vegetarian eating is one popular (and potentially healthy) way to “eat healthy.” Today’s post is about what parents can do to help […]

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“Kids’ food” is a modern myth

If you look at children’s menus in restaurants or kid-friendly food packages in the grocery store, it may seem that children only eat a limited number of foods, such as deep-fried chicken strips, macaroni and cheese, and chewy fruit snacks. “Not true,” says Gayle Coleman, nutrition education program specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension. “Throughout […]

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Preserving Food at Home Blog

It’s the time of year for preserving food at home. If you or someone you know would benefit from keeping up on food preservation and food safety topics, you may want to subscribe to the Safe & Healthy: Preserving Food at Home blog. In order to keep up-to-date with this blog, subscribe via RSS feed.

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New Living Well Fond du Lac Web Site

The Healthy Fond du Lac County 2020 Steering Committee is proud to introduce its new Living Well Fond du Lac web site: – providing up-to-date health and wellness-related information from trusted, local healthcare experts.  Important health & wellness information is only a click away!   What Does the Site Feature? Important topics related to […]

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Healthy Habits Can Save You Money

Research shows that healthy habits can save us money. Gayle Coleman, nutrition education specialist with UW-Extension, offers 10 tips for increasing your health and wealth in 2013.


Finding Safer Organic and Natural Meat Preservatives

Jeff Sindelar, UW-Extension Meat Specialist, UW-Madison College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, discusses how to ensure food safety in natural and organic processed meats.  To download an audio version or read the entire transcript, go to:  Food Safety in Processed Meats    

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Healthy Eating for the Holidays

Holiday parties and special treats are oh-so-plentiful this time of year.  But with some thoughtful planning, you don’t have to abandon the basics of good nutrition.  “A few simple rules can help you sail through the month of December without gaining weight, ” says Susan Nitzke, Extension nutrition specialist and professor emerita of nutritional sciences […]