Nutrition Education Classes

We are currently offering VIRTUAL and IN-PERSON Classes. Available classes have limited space and require registration.

 

Join us for our Extension Wellness Series!

Classes are held every Tuesday with virtual and in-person options (note that November and December classes are all virtual).Each week features a different topic, from financial wellness to gardening to healthy foods and more!

Register for one or as many as you like.
There will be monthly prize drawings; you will receive an entry for every class that you attend!

Register here!

Contact us at 715-421-8437 with questions.

 

 

 

 

 

Grocery Store Tours
Learn how to “shop for health” at your local Walmart. Tours include info on choosing healthy foods on a budget, the trick to item-pricing, and tips on reading food labels! Every participant receives a reusable grocery bag and a $10 grocery store gift card! Register here for in-person Grocery Store Tours in Plover or Wisconsin Rapids.

Walmart in Plover
November 4: 10am & 7pm
January 13: 10am & 7pm
March 10: 10am & 7pm
May 12: 10am & 7pm
Walmart in Wisconsin Rapids
December 2: 10am & 7pm
February 10: 10am & 7pm
April 14: 10am & 7pm
June 9: 10am & 7pm

FoodWIse StrongBodies
We are working on starting more classes locally– in the meantime there is a virtual program available.
If you wish to participate at home, please register with Terri Kolb to join.To register, please contact Terri Kolb terri.kolb@wisc.edu 715-365-2756

Extension/FoodWIse is a participant in the national evidence-based StrongBodies™ program. StrongBodies™ promotes positive change in people of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support. StrongBodies™ envisions a worldwide community of people who are fit, strong, and healthy; in turn, these empowered people will become positive agents of change for their families, communities, and beyond.
Learn more about the program here. 
Resources:
Home Safety Checklist for StrongBodies Participants
StrongBodies Exercises
Watch StrongBodies at home on PBS or Youtube 

If you have questions, or would like help with registration, please contact our team:
Penny Schmitt: 715-343-6254 or penny.schmitt@wisc.edu (Portage County)
Hannah Wendels: 715-421-8530 or hannah.wendels@wisc.edu (Wood County)

Nutrition Education Classes: Interest form!
Are you interested in learning more, but don’t see a class that works for you? Please complete our interest form to be on the list for new classes. If we can get a group together, we will work with you to provide this class!

Spanish and Hmong interpretation available for virtual and in-person classes.

An AA/EEO employer, University of Wisconsin–Madison provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX and ADA requirements. Requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities or limitations should be made prior to the date of the program or activity for which it is needed by calling 715-343-6254. FoodWIse is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP.