Nutrition Education

What is the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)?

WNEP is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely. WNEP focuses on nutrition education based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPyramid.

 WNEP Programming in Dane County

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Our team of four Youth Nutrition Educators provides hands on interactive learning activities in schools for children grades K-12. The nutrition education curriculum is designed to help youth gain an understanding of the Dietary Guidelines for Americans through an in-depth look at MyPyramid. Educators also focus on the importance of food safety, especially the benefits of handwashing.
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Our six Adult Nutrition Educators provide group and learn-while-you-wait education at a variety of community agencies including WIC, Head Start, Joining Forces for Families offices and food pantries.Educators also reach hundreds of families with young children through our free home visitation program.
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In partnership with the Dane County Area Agency on Aging, WNEP Educators provide monthly nutrition education at 20 senior meal sites throughout Dane County.  Topics for 2011 include 2010 Dietary Guidelines and MyPyramid, calcium, reading nutrition labels, whole grains and microwave safety. 


Related Links of Interest

USDA Resources:
MyPyramid for a Healthier You
Dietary Guidelines for Healthy Americans
USDA Recipe Finder

Food Safety and Food Preservation Resources:
Fight BAC!
Be Food Safe
USDA Food Safety
UW Extension Food Safety and Preservation
National Center for Home Preservation (University of Georgia)

 Other Nutrition Resources:
Fruits and Vegetables More Matters – Produce for Better Health Foundation


WNEP is supported by the USDA, WI Department of Children and Families-FoodShare Program, UW Extension and local partners.  For more information on our federal funders please visit:  USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion (CNPP).