Nutrition & Healthy Living

Promoting healthy, well-nourished families as they learn to manage food dollars, plan nutritious meals, and purchase, prepare, and serve food that is safe to eat.

Nutrition Resources & Partners

Nutrition Education Programs 

foodwise squareFoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP), is a community nutrition education program within the Health & Well-Being Institute of the University of Wisconsin- Madison, Division of Extension. University of Wisconsin- Madison, Division of Extension Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes.

We seek to empower Wisconsin residents with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities.

Fond du Lac & Sheboygan County FoodWIse Brochure

Explore FoodWIse in Fond du Lac County

Nutrition Education Resources


Choose MyPlate Click to access a variety of online tools and resources that will help you build a healthier plate at each meal.



dietaryDietary Guidelines for Americans (DGA)Click to learn more about the nation’s go-to resource for nutrition advice.


Local Partners in Nutrition Education

advocapADVOCAP Head Start
is a federal program that promotes the school readiness of children ages 3 to 5 from low-income families by enhancing their cognitive, social, and emotional development.


WIC provides federal grants to states for supplemental foods, health care referrals, and nutrition education for low-income pregnant, breastfeeding, and non-breastfeeding postpartum women, and to infants and children up to age five who are found to be at nutritional risk.

Food Safety & Food Preservation

Food Safety & Preservation Resources

Veggie Bites Resources

Safe & Healthy Food for Your Family (Preserving at Home & Food Safety Blog)

Safe Home Food Storage (Texas Agricultural Extension Service)

UW Food Safety & Health


Fight BAC! Click to learn more about the consumer food safety campaign based on four core practices: clean, separate, cook, and chill.



National Center for Home Food Preservation Click to learn more from the national experts on home food preservation and food safety.

usda-largeUSDA Food Recalls Click to access the latest information on all food recalls and alerts from the USDA.



canningWisconsin Safe Food Preservation Series Click to access bulletins that feature up-to-date information, research tested recipes, and tips to make food preservation safer and easier.


Physical Activity

Physical Activity Programs

StrongBodies Click to learn more about the national evidence-based community exercise and nutrition program developed based on research by Dr. Miriam Nelson and colleagues at Tufts University.




Physical Activity Resources

push-ups-888024_1280 Physical Activity Guidelines for Americans (PGA) Click to learn more about physical activity recommendations for people aged 6 or older and for all physical conditions.


Health Care and Health Insurance Literacy

Health Care and Health Insurance Resources


Covering Wisconsin Click to find a variety of health insurance resources, including enrollment, using benefits, and financial information.


The Save a Smile Children’s Dental Program meets the basic preventive and restorative dental needs of Fond du Lac County residents, 18 years or younger, who only have Medical Assistance insurance. The Adult Save a Smile Program is able to assist Fond du lac County residents needing urgent dental care. To be eligible, you must be 19 years or older, and only have Medical Assistance coverage or meet the required income level. The program is based out of the Fond du Lac County Health Department.  Eligibility and enrollment are determined by the Oral Health Coordinator, Samantha Twohig, a Registered Dental Hygienist. Expert dental treatment is provided by local dentists.


Amanda Miller
FoodWIse Coordinator
Health & Well-Being Educator

Melanie Phillips
FoodWIse Educator

Pamela Nelson
FoodWIse Educator


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