Cooking Matters

Cooking Matters is a national campaign to help end childhood hunger by inspiring families to make healthy, affordable food choices. It includes a variety of programs designed to teach parents and caregivers of young children, with limited food budgets, to shop for and cook healthy meals. The Fond du Lac/Sheboygan FoodWIse team was selected to […]


Your Social Media Resource for Food Safety

FoodWIse’s goal is to advance healthy eating habits, active lifestyles, and healthy community environments through nutrition education at the individual, community, and systems level. There are a lot of nutrition resources out there and a lot of ways in which to share this information, including the use of social media. Fond du Lac Extension’s Marketing […]


Small Steps Fruit and Vegetable Rx Program

According to the 2017 Fond du Lac County health assessment, 51% of respondents consume at least two servings of fruit on a day and 33% of respondents consume at least three servings of vegetables in a day. The goal is to increase fruit and vegetable intake by Fond du Lac County residents, which can contribute […]

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Healthy Living with Diabetes Workshops

This proven workshop, designed for adults with type 2 diabetes or pre-diabetes and their caregivers: Teaches skills to effectively manage or delay the onset of diabetes Can result in 25% improvement in your condition Can help minimize the adverse effects of diabetes Facilitated by two trained leaders 2.5 hours, once a week for six weeks […]


Veggie Bites available at the local Farmers Market

Veggie Bites is a series of highlighted fruits, vegetables, and herbs offered weekly at the Fond du Lac Farmers Market. Veggies Bites include fun facts, history, harvesting, storage tips, and recipes. The Veggie Bites publications began in Polk County Extension. Amanda Miller, with help from Kelly Lamb, redesigned and expanded the publication series. Veggie Bites […]


Registration Open for Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program

Looking for a free interactive, educational program for your child this summer? If you answered yes, then you’ll want to check out UW-Extension’s Junior Master Gardener (JMG) Program. It is a summer-long gardening/cooking program for youth, ages 8-12 years, that teaches them to “dig in the dirt”, care for plants, cook in the kitchen and […]

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FDL Fresh 5 – Farmers Market Donation Program

The “FDL Fresh 5” is a farmer’s market donation program with an emphasis on connecting Fond du Lac families with healthier food pantry donations. This program, started by Amanda Miller and Bill Zeleske (farmers market vendor), is an opportunity for Fond du Lac farmers and customers to donate fresh fruits and vegetables to local food […]

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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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Start planning now for home canning, food preservation season

When it comes to flavor and taste, few things compare to home-canned produce fresh from the garden. The home canning and preserving season will be here before we know it, so now is a good time to start preparing. “Preserving food from your garden or orchard can be a good way to enjoy the bounty […]

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Back-to-school food safety tips

Students will soon be heading back to school, and many of them will be carrying lunches packed at home. Barbara Ingham, food science specialist with the University of Wisconsin-Extension ,has some tips to help ensure that your child’s home-packed lunches are always safe to eat. Wash your hands and areas used to prepare food. Clean […]