Health, Families & Finances

UW-Extension programs enrich families and strengthen communities. Backed by university research, we work for Wisconsin families by:

  • Helping communities respond to issues such as childhood obesity, financial security, and aging.
  • Providing leadership for policies that help children, youth and families succeed.
  • Increasing knowledge about parenting, health and nutrition.
  • Offering consumers and families more strategies for managing their money.
  • Reaching out to diverse families with education and resources.
  • Using cost effective approaches to reduce negative family issues and build more resilient families.





Family Living Programs focus on parenting, financial education, eating well & being active, which helps families thrive in a rapidly changing world. Residents can participate in programs to help them increase their financial capability, become financially healthy and achieve their financial goals.  Seniors benefit from exercise programs including Strong Women. Families of all ages can benefit from Get Moving, Walworth County’s summer walking program.

UW-Extension and UW-Madison maintain a Food Safety and Health website with food safety and preservation information.

Please use this link to stay connected to Walworth County Family Living Programming!  By completing this form, you will be added to communication lists that you are interested in.  Communications will include notification of upcoming education opportunities, helpful information, community resources and other updates of note.

If you’d like to be removed, please contact Amanda at or 262-741-4961 or Gonzo at or 262-741-4951.


If you have any questions regarding Health, Families & Finances in Walworth County, please contact:

Amanda Kostman
Walworth County – UW Extension
100 W. Walworth St.
PO Box 1001
Elkhorn, WI 53121-1001
Phone: 262-741-4961
Fax: 262-741-4955

Recent News

Fit Families Boletín de octubre

¿Has notado las hojas que caen de los árboles afuera? La gente va a empezar a recoger hojas y haciendo montones de hojas para sacarlos de su césped. ¡Es realmente difícil ver un montón de hojas y no querer saltar en el montón! Si no puede saltar a un montón de hojas, hay otras actividades […]

Fit Families October Newsletter

Have you noticed the leaves falling off the trees outside? People are going to start raking leaves and making piles of leaves to remove them from their lawns. It is really difficult to see a pile of leaves and not want to jump in! If you can’t jump into a pile of leaves, there are […]

Get ready, Get set, Get your free credit report

UW-Extension: Check your free credit report to build financial security  Federal law gives everyone the right to request three free credit reports each year—one each from the three credit bureaus: Equifax, Experian, and TransUnion. There are three ways to order your free credit report: through the mail, by phone toll free, or at the official […]

Cloverbud/Exploring Workshop

Travel the world with 4-H! Do you have youth that are interested in joining 4-H? Do they have a spark of exploring? Bring them down to the Cloverbud/Explorer Workshop on November 11th at the Walworth County Fairgrounds Activity Center from 1-4:30PM! There will be activities, snacks and much more! The workshop is directed towards youth […]

Fit Families Boletín de septiembre

Wow! ¿Como fue tú verano? Todavía puede disfrutar de algunas actividades divertidas afuera en el sol. ¡Apague las electrónicas y salga afuera! Juegue pelota con los niños. ¿Hay algúnos otros niños por la casa? ¡Los niños pueden jugar juntos! Mientras están ocupados siendo activos y divirtiéndose, puede preparar alguna deliciosa fruta saludable o disfrutar de […]


Walworth County Family Referral Services

Building Strong Families

Child Development

Clothing and Textiles

Diet and Health

Health Insurance/Economic Support

Family Financial Management

Food Preservation

Foods & Nutrition

Homeowners and Consumers



Association for Home & Community Education (HCE)

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