FoodWIse is a community nutrition education program within the Family Living Programs of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension.

University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed)and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes. We seek to empower Wisconsin residents with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities. FoodWIse employs a combination of evidence-based educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthy food choices and active lifestyles.


  • Empowers families with limited financial resources to choose healthful diets and become more food secure by spending dollars wisely
  • Exposes children to new fruits and vegetables and why they are important
  • Teaches parents how to plan and prepare healthy meals
  • Supports communities in making the healthy choice, the easy choice where people live, learn, work and play

Current project opportunities

  • Assist with execution of health and nutrition promotion campaigns (example: #FNVinWI)
  • Support policy, systems and environmental change interventions for obesity prevention
  • Contribute to quantitative and qualitative program evaluation of FoodWIse efforts