Nutrition Education Classes

Nutrition Education Classes: REGISTER HERE!

We have moved all of our classes to an online/virtual setting to accommodate the Covid19 pandemic. Classes are held via Zoom and by phone. As always, all our classes are free to attend and open to the public.

Available classes may have limited space and require registration.

FoodWIse Food Smarts
Don’t know where to start with meals? Looking for some tips on stretching your food dollars, while making meals the whole family will enjoy? Join us once a month for a 30-minute lesson. All participants are entered to win a Kitchen Basics Kit! Kit includes a skillet, storage containers, utensils and a cookbook.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: Join at any time!
Dates: First Monday of each month (starting Nov. 2, 2020)
Time: 2pm 

FoodWIse Healthy Babies Parent Cafe
This healthy babies class is a weekly opportunity to connect with other new parents and learn about feeding infants. Topics will include making baby food, when to start feeding solids, what do with if babies refuse food, and much more. Series of 5 sessions. For parents of children under 12 months.
OPEN ENROLLMENT: Join at any time!
Date: Thursday October 22 – November 19
Time: 11am

FoodWIse Yuck to Yum 
Is mealtime a stressful time for your family? This class is for you. Connect with other parents and learn new ways to navigate mealtime while choosing healthy foods for your family. Series of three 1-hour classes. For parents of children between 1-6 years old. 
Date & Time:
Tuesdays at 8pm
November 17 – December 1
Wednesdays at 1pm
November 18- December 2

FoodWIse StrongBodies
Open enrollment: Every Monday, Wednesday, & Friday @ 10 am
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. 
Home Safety Checklist for StrongBodies Participants
StrongBodies Exercises
Watch StrongBodies at home on PBS or Youtube 

Learn how to cook & prepare healthy meals as a family. Classes include simple recipes, tips on healthy eating and lots of fun! Join your “kid in the kitchen” for fun with fresh fruits & vegetables & practical cooking tips. Series of four 1-hour classes. For parents and kids, aged 6-10.

If you have questions, or would like help with registration, please contact our team:
Penny Schmitt: 715-343-6254 or (Portage County)
Hannah Wendels: 715-421-8530 or (Wood County)

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.