FoodWIse: Nutrition Education

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.


FoodWIse provides research-based education on:
*Empower families with limited financial resources to choose healthful diets and become more food secure by spending dollars wisely.
*Expose children to new fruits and vegetables and why they are important.
*Teach parents how to plan and prepare healthy meals.
*Support communities in making the healthy choice, the easy choice where people live, learn, work and play.

Education is available for all age groups and learning abilities as well as for those who speak Spanish only.

For more information on what FoodWIse is, please click the link below:
FoodWIse – Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives

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The FoodWIse team has been hard at work building strong muscles! FoodWIse nutrition educators Jace Purdy and Krystina Yang earned their Strong Bodies certifications on August 11.  They are now able to lead this series of weight-bearing exercises for older adults.

Research shows that regular exercise provides many benefits to older adults. Yet only 7% of middle-aged and older people exercise daily.

Regular, weight-bearing exercise helps older adults increase their strength, muscle mass, and bone density, and decreases the risk of osteoporosis, diabetes, heart disease, arthritis, depression, and obesity. Exercise has also been shown to improve self-confidence, sleep, and vitality.

Preventing osteoporosis—porous bones that break easily and heal slowly—is especially important for middle-aged and older adults. About 1 of 3 women over age 40 suffers from this condition. Exercise can help prevent and treat osteoporosis. For many people, the challenge lies in finding ways for older adults to get the essential exercise they need.

So what’s the solution? The Strong Bodies exercise program!

Strong Bodies, an eight-week exercise program for older adults, teaches participants in small groups ways to exercise more regularly and eat more healthfully. This course is held twice a week at no cost to participants.  FoodWIse aims to host these exercise classes in rural community settings where access to exercise facilities is limited.

To request classes in English, contact Laura Apfelbeck or 920-683-4170.  Classes are available in Hmong, Spanish, and English.

Food Preservation Newsletters

July/August 2022 Food Preservation Newsletter

March/April 2022 Food Preservation Newsletter

Jan/Feb 2022 Food Preservation Newsletter

Sept/Oct Food Preservation News 2021

FoodWIse Impact Statement 

FoodWIse Impacts 2019 Kewaunee County

Food Sense Quarterly Newsletter (pdf)

Related Links of Interest:
Information on general nutrition and physical activity

Information on Food Safety:
Fact Sheets
Keeping Food Safe From Bacteria
Charts containing proper cooking temperatures (pdf)


If you have any questions regarding FoodWIse in Kewaunee County, please contact:

Laura Apfelbeck | FoodWIse Coordinator, Door, Kewaunee, Manitowoc Counties
University of Wisconsin-Green Bay Manitowoc Campus
Hillside Hall
705 Viebahn St
Manitowoc, WI 54220 | 920-683-4170

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