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

Boletín Fit Families de agosto

Haga un tiempo para que su familia se divierta al sol. A los niños les encanta jugar juegos como duck duck goose y simon says. Los niños necesitan mantenerse hidratados mientras se divierten y agua es lo mejor para eso. ¿Sabía que puede infundir agua con sabores para un sabor diferente e incluso más refrescante? […]

August Fit Families Newsletter

Make some time for your family to have fun in the sun. Kids love to play games like duck duck goose and simon says. Kids need to stay hydrated while having fun and water is the best for that. Did you know you can infuse water with flavors for a different and even more refreshing […]

julio boletín de Fit Families

¡Es la temporada de los mercados de agricultores! Sal y disfruta de todos los diferentes mercados en el estado. Hay mercados que suceden todos los días de la semana dependiendo en la ciudad. Muchos de estos mercados aceptan los cheques de WIC para mercados agricultores (Farmer’s Market Checks). ¡No olvide sus bolsas! Las van a […]

July Fit Families Newsletter

It’s Farmer’s Market time! Get out there and enjoy all the different Farmer’s markets in the state. There are farmer’s markets happening all days of the week depending on the city. Much of these markets accept the WIC farmer’s market checks. Don’t forget your tote bags! You’re going to need something for all that produce. […]

Become a Financial Coach

WalCo Volunteer Financial Coach Position Description General Description: Volunteer Financial Coaches agree to complete the Volunteer Financial Coach Training and provide one-on-one coaching for individuals/families that are seeking to accomplish financial goals. Nature of Position: The volunteer receives 6 hours of training in the financial coach process, basic money management, strategies for dealing with financial […]


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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