About Nutrition Education In Walworth County
The Walworth County Nutrition Education Program is a program of the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP).
WNEP is a UW-Extension Nutrition Education Program that helps 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.
Who do Walworth County Nutrition Educators teach?
We teach individuals and families of all ages, ranging from pregnant moms to preschoolers to teens to senior citizens. Below is a snapshot of our programming:
Walworth County WNEP staff offer nutrition education in several local school districts. We help children and teens understand healthy eating, and we also focus on food safety, especially handwashing. Much of our school-based nutrition education occurs in grades 4K-5 classrooms, but we do some teaching in high schools.
WNEP staff provide adult nutrition education in many settings, including: WIC clinics, food pantries, and Head Start programs. Since adults are often the food purchasers in families, we help them learn to use their food dollars to buy healthful foods.
WNEP staff reach out to seniors with nutrition education programs offered on-site at income-eligible apartment complexes. We are also involved in Senior Farmers’ Market promotion efforts.
Where in Walworth County will you find WNEP staff?
You will find us in many community settings! We are privileged to work with community partners throughout Walworth County and to be able to offer nutrition education in their facilities. Our partners include: