Implementing the 8 Dimensions of Wellness

More local agencies and organizations are forming new programs based on the 8 dimensions of wellness model. The 8 dimensions include: emotional, environmental, financial, intellectual, occupational, physical, social, and spiritual. The overarching goal is wellness, which is not merely about the absence of illness or stress. The model, adopted by entities like SAMHSA (Substance Abuse […]

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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 […]

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2014 Annual Report

We  teach, learn, lead, and serve, connecting people with the University of Wisconsin, and engaging with them in transforming lives and communities.   2014 Annual Report

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More information on the Affordable Care Act

Special enrollment periods allow people to buy insurance on the Health Insurance Marketplace. The first open enrollment period for the Affordable Care Act (ACA) has ended, but you may still be eligible for a special enrollment period. Click here for more info.

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Wisconsin Connections 2014 information is now available

Wisconsin Connections is an educational series intended to assist families wanting to connect to state and federal support programs. The series provides a brief overview of assistance programs in the following categories: Cash Assistance and Tax Credits Child Care & Child Support Food & Nutrition Health Care Home & Energy Link to Wisconsin Connections   […]

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Affordable Care Act – Local Enrollment Assistance Available

On March 23, 2010, President Obama signed the Affordable Care Act. The law puts in place comprehensive health insurance reforms that will roll out over four years and beyond. The official consumer website for enrollment services is: The Wisconsin Enrollment Directory (October 2013) was created to help individuals in Wisconsin make appropriate referrals for […]

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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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Safe Home Food Preservation

There is nothing quite like home-canned tomatoes or crisp family-favorite dill pickles.  Preserving food from your garden or farmers market is not only rewarding but can make for easy and delicious family meals later on.  For information on preserving food safely go to:   To ensure that food is properly and safely canned, make […]

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SPROUT Resource Guide for Families With Young Children

The goal of SPROUT is for all Fond du Lac County children to be healthy, nurtured, safe and successful from birth to school entry. Supporting Positive Relationships so Our children Under 6 can Thrive.  The Fond du Lac Community Partnership for Young Children 2013 Resource Guide was created by the SPROUT partnership, with funding from the Early […]