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 and prepare nutritious meals and snacks based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and My Plate:myplate_yellow

*  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 and prepare foods with less fat, sugar and salt

*  Choose healthy foods and beverages when eating away from home

Balance food intake with physical activity:

*  Balance calories from foods and beverages with calories used

Manage food resources, use thrifty shopping practices for nutritious foods, and 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 and vegetables at the Farmers Market or grow your own garden to enhance food security

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

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

food_safety     *  Keep hands and surfaces clean

*  Avoid cross contamination

*  Cook foods to their proper temperatures

*  Refrigerate perishable foods and leftovers promptly and store food safely

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If you have any questions regarding Food WIse in Jackson County, please contact:

April Duval
Jackson County – UW Extension,  Food WIse Nutrition Coordinator
227 S 11th Street
Black River Falls, WI 54615
Phone: 715-284-4257 Ext. 506
Fax: 715-284-2394
Email: april.duval@ces.uwex.edu

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