January 2024 Activity Challenge

The Monroe County Nutrition Coalition is running a physical activity challenge during the month of January 2024.  The goal of the challenge is to promote physical activity during the winter by asking participants to complete 30 minutes of activity for at least 20 days throughout the month of January.  A tracking calendar for the challenge […]

Apple Sauce Recall Information

The Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is advising consumers to continue to be aware that specific brands of applesauce containing cinnamon have been recalled by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Do not buy or use the recalled cinnamon applesauce puree pouches because the product may contain harmful levels of lead. These products are no […]

Salmonella Outbreak Linked to Cantaloupes

CDC, FDA, and public health and regulatory officials are investigating a multistate outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to pre-cut and whole cantaloupes. Adults 65 and older, children under 5 years, and people with weakened immune systems are more likely to get very sick from Salmonella. CDC advises households: > Do not eat pre-cut cantaloupes if you don’t know whether Malichita […]

September is National Fruits & Vegetables Month

Join the Monroe County Nutrition Coalition throughout the month of September for a Fruit and Veggie Bingo Challenge! Participate in various activities focused on learning more about fruits and vegetables and trying new or different options. Create a Bingo, then submit your board to be entered into a drawing to win fun prizes at the […]


WeCOPE is a FREE self-care interactive program that helps adults cope with life stress. WeCOPE has been shown to reduce stress and depression, increase positive emotions, and improve health. Managing life’s challenges in healthy ways allows participants to take better care of themselves and others. The series will be held at the Sparta Free Library […]

Youth Mental Health First Aid

Youth Mental Health First Aid teaches you how to identify, understand and respond to signs of mental health and substance use challenges among children and adolescents ages 12-18. There are two Youth Mental Health First Aid course offerings coming up.

Mental Health First Aid

WHY MENTAL HEALTH FIRST AID? Stand with your community and learn to identify, understand and help someone who may be experiencing a mental health or substance use challenge. In rural communities, there are significant challenges in accessing mental health care. Mental Health First Aid for Rural Communities helps adults acknowledge and begin to address those […]

Safe Poultry Handling

This upcoming Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start of summer! Don’t let harmful germs put a damper on your cookout. Use a food thermometer to make sure your chicken has reached 165 degrees F before serving. Learn more: fightbac.org/poultry

Supporting Children with Incarcerated Parents Workshop

Children who are impacted by the incarceration of a parent or loved one sometimes experience extra stress and may have difficult questions. This two-part series is designed to support parents and caregivers in justice-involved families. Tuesdays, May 30 & June 6, 2023 from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.

Mindful Movement for Mental Wellness

According to Mental Health America, while 1 in 5 people experience a mental illness during their lifetime, everyone faces challenges in life that can impact their mental health. Each year during May we highlight the importance of mental health in every aspect of our lives and our communities.   In honor of Mental Health Awareness Month, […]

January 2023 Parenting Conference

The University of Wisconsin – Madison Extension’s Human Development and Relationships Institute is excited to announced that the 2nd annual Raising Wisconsin’s Children Conference, a free online parenting conference, will be offered statewide January 23 to 27, 2023! Parents, caregivers, and professionals can attend any of the nine sessions to get practical, positive parenting ideas from […]

Conversations About Children’s Immunization

The University of WI-Madison Division of Extension Health Communications State Outreach Specialists are recruiting participants for a Wisconsin Idea Collaboration Grant in partnership with UW-Madison’s Department of Community and Environmental Sociology. The study is called “Wisconsin Immunization Hesitancy: exploring approaches in Rural Parents” or WI HEAR Parents for short. Our goal for this research project […]

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