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.
FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).
Each year FoodWIse delivers nutrition education to more than 50,000 participants statewide. Partnering with community-based organizations, we use a combination of evidence-based strategies designed to promote change for individuals, families and communities and help make the healthy choice the easy choice.
FoodWIse nutrition educators work out of county Cooperative Extension offices and in collaboration with state and local partners.
The role of our educators is to
children to new fruits and vegetables and teach them why they are important
parents how to buy, plan and prepare healthy meals
families with limited resources in support of choosing healthy diets while stretching food dollars
communities in making the healthy choices where people live, learn, work, play and worship
- Parents and caregivers of children
- School-age youth
- Adults without children
- Older adults
Our programs are:
- Commercial free
- Evidence based
- Responsive to local needs