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

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 […]

junio Fit Families Boletín

Es hora de otro boletín mensual de Fit Families. ¡Hace calor afuera! ¡Recuerde mantenerse activo y tener cuidado! No toma mucho tiempo afuera en el sol para calentarse o deshidratarse. Bebe mucha agua para mantenerte hidratado. Si te aburres con agua, siempre puedes hacer una agua fresca con fruta o pepino, menos la azucar. ¡Hay […]

June Fit Families Newsletter/Farmer’s Market Checks

It’s time for another monthly Fit Families Newsletter. It’s warm outside! Remember to stay active and safe! It does not take a lot of time out there in the sun to get too warm or dehydrated. Drink plenty of water, to stay hydrated. If you get bored with water, you can always make some infused […]

Natureland and County Parks Cleanup

Walworth County Volunteer Services needs your help! There are parks in Walworth County that you can call hidden gems. Volunteer Services needs help maintaining the parks with trail maintenance, invasive species removal, and park improvements. Enjoy the rewarding opportunity to spend some time outdoors at any of these beautiful parks and know that you made […]

May Fit Families Newsletter/Boletín de Fit Families

The sun is out and so are “Fit Families”! It’s time to get ready for some yummy warm weather treats and activities. Do you know what is really good? Oranges! There is a really delicious recipe for an orange smoothie inside the newsletter. What a special treat! You can also try some crisp, refreshing orange […]


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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