The FY19 fiscal year has ended for the FoodWIse nutrition education program. From October 1, 2018 to September 30, 2019, FoodWIse reached the following:
- 7746 contacts
- 4132 female; 3614 male
- 1557 Hispanic/Latino; 6131 non-Hispanic/Latino
- 1439 preschool-aged; 5277 school-aged; 632 adults; and 398 seniors
- 5072 White; 1599 Black/African American; 697 Asian; 107 American Indian/Alaska Native; and 49 Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander
FoodWIse is a nutrition education program designed to teach life skills, such as basic nutrition, food budgeting, and food safety, to families and individuals eligible for or enrolled in FoodShare. FoodWIse is federally funded through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education Program (SNAP-Ed.) The local unit includes both Fond du Lac and Sheboygan Counties, comprised of 4 staff – Amanda Miller (Coordinator); Pamela Nelson (Nutrition Educator); Janeth Orozco (Nutrition Educator); Melanie Phillips (Nutrition Educator.) FoodWIse partners with community agencies to reach families and individuals throughout the age range (from preschool to seniors), including but not limited to: ADVOCAP Head Start, Youth for Christ Campus Life, Portland Square Apartments, Fond du Lac School District, Agnesian HealthCare, and Transitional Living.