The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program is a USDA federally funded grant program. WNEP provides educational programming on diet quality, food safety, food security, and physical fitness to low-income youth and adults in Douglas County. WNEP works with community partners to promote nutrition in Douglas County. WNEP also participates in the Douglas County Nutrition Coalition and the Family Services Advisory Board.
The Douglas County Nutrition Education youth programs include lessons about the MyPyramid, food safety, and ways to increase physical activity. Douglas County WNEP does programs in classrooms at Cooper, Great Lakes, Northern Lights, Lake Superior, and Solon Springs Elementary Schools, Superior Middle School and Northwest Journey.
ADULT AND FAMILY EDUCATION
WNEP works with various community agencies on topics of healthy eating, being physically active, managing resources on a limited income and food safety.
- Cooking and nutrition classes are held at the Northwest WI Community Service Agency transitional housing program.
- Nutrition and Physical activity topics are taught at the Family Resource Center, Health Care Clinic and NWCSA Food Pantry.
- Fun Family Cooking classes (a series of classes on nutrition and resource management topics)and HeadStart parent night programs are provided throughout the school year to Head Start families.
- The Douglas County Senior meal sites receive information on various nutrition, food safety and physical activity topics. A bimonthly senior newsletter is available to seniors visiting meal sites and to seniors receiving home-delivered meals.
FOOD SECURITY AND HUNGER
Douglas County WNEP program supports the Poverty Simulations provided to the community to better understand the culture of poverty. For more information call (715) 395-1363 – Linda Bruce.
Healthy Food for all
“Working together to increase access to fresh and healthy food in Douglas County.”
- Douglas County has a recently formed coalition that has worked an access to fresh produce through NWCSA Community garden and other gardens at agencies and churches that serve food to Douglas County citizens.
- Below is garden brochure showing ways to participate in garden activities.
- Garden Brochure
RELATED LINKS OF INTEREST
- UW – Extension WNEP
- American Dietetic Association
- American Heart Association
- Be Food Safe
- Fight Bac
- Food and Nutrition Information Center (USDA Agricultural Library)
- Food and Nutrition Information from USDA
- Food Safety and Health
- International Food Information Council
- More Matters
- National Heart, Lung and Blood
- Nutrition Facts Label
- Nutrition for Family Living Newsletter
- UW-Extension Food and Nutrition publications