Food, Nutrition and Health

Health & Well Being Educators work with local leaders to create healthier communities by building community skills, tools and resources to promote health. We work to catalyze positive change in Wisconsin families through evidence-based programs focused on nutrition, food security and safety, chronic disease prevention, mental health promotion, prevention of substance abuse and health insurance literacy.

Our FoodWIse Program provides nutrition education to advance healthy eating habits and active lifestyles for families with limited income. FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The program has a statewide reach.

For some Wisconsin families, hunger and food insecurity are real problems; they just don’t have enough food for an active healthy life. Our involvement in community partnerships helps ensure that families are well-nourished. To find local food resources in Monroe County, please use this link: Monroe County Food Resources OR Monroe County Food Resources (Spanish).

Nothing beats the freshness of fruits and vegetables from the local farmer’s market.  Take advantage of the season and support your local farmers. Winter will be here before you know it.

Farmer’s Market Recipes

Heirloom Tomato & Zucchini Salad
Crisp Cucumber Salsa
Eggplant Bake

Harvest of the Month

May – Greens and Asparagus
April – Rhubarb and Radishes
March – Lettuce and Sweet Peas
February – Beets and Potatoes
January – Cabbage and Carrots
December – Oranges and Sweet Potatoes
November – Cranberries and Kale
October – Winter Squash and Apples
September – Broccoli and Grapes
August – Summer Squash and Corn
July – Tomatoes and Peppers
June – Mangoes and Swiss Chard
May – Spring mix and raspberries

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