Improving the Community Through Better Nutrition

Milwaukee County UW-Extension participates in the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP). WNEP 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. For more information about WNEP, download our flyer.


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WNEP Programming Highlights

  • Read our news release about WNEP nutrition education laying the groundwork for healthy lifestyles in Milwaukee’s Lindsay Heights neighborhood.


WNEP Programming Includes:

Child smiling and holding a helathy snack that she made Youth
In partnership with Milwaukee Public Schools, WNEP provides lessons on choosing healthier snacks, food safety, and eating a variety of healthy foods for students in over 50 schools. View the handout describing how WNEP curricula fits with Wisconsin Nutrition Education Standards.  aaaaaaa aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
Two older women talking to each other Seniors
In partnership with the Milwaukee County Department on Aging and other local senior centers, WNEP provides nutrition education for older adults on eating foods with less fat, increasing intake of fruits and vegetables, tips on menu planning, and shopping for one or two. For information on the nutritional needs of seniors, take a look at the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and NIH Senior Health.
 Washing greens before serving them Parents
In partnership with a variety of community partners, WNEP provides nutrition education to parents and caregivers. Topics taught are choosing foods with less fat, shopping, increasing fruits and vegetables, preparing low fat healthy meals, food safety, and proper sanitation. aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
 Harvesting greens from the garden And Many More!
WNEP works with many other community partners like SDC Head Start, Children’s Outing Association, Milwaukee County WIC, Second Harvest, Hunger Task Force, and Milwaukee County Corrections providing nutrition lessons on topics such as feeding young children, healthier snacking, purchasing nutritious foods, preparing foods in healthier ways, and eating a variety of nutritious foods every day.


Federal Support

Federal Support
WNEP programming is supported by the USDA, FoodShare Wisconsin, UW- Extension, and local partners.

To learn more about our federal funders, please visit these sites: , and



If you have additional questions about the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, please contact one the member of our staff. For a list of all nutrition education staff, visit the Staff Contacts page.

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