Nutrition Education

The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) is a collaborative effort between the University of Wisconsin Cooperative Extension and the Wisconsin Department of Health and Social Services. Funded in part by a federal grant from the Food and Nutrition Service (USDA), WNEP’s primary goal is to provide practical food, nutrition and budgeting information to families eligible for food stamps.

Growing numbers of Wisconsin individuals and families are facing economic challenges and the problems of food insecurity. More people are living in poverty, and increasing numbers are the working poor. They are confronted with difficult choices in the areas of food and shelter needs, credit obligations, and high medical bills. In response to the diverse needs and resources of the economically poor, our purpose is to develop and implement community-based nutrition education programs, within a university research-based context. We collaborate with community, state and federal organizations in the design and implementation of nutrition education programs.

We will help low income elderly, families and youth:

  • make food choices that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid
  • manage their food resources and use thrifty shopping practices for nutritious foods
  • use safe food handling, preparation and storage practices

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STAFF

If you have any questions regarding WNEP in Lincoln County, please contact:

Tammy Hansen , Nutrition Coordinator

U.W. Extension Lincoln County

801 N. Sales Street, Suite 101

Merrill, WI 54452

Phone – 715-539-1079

FAX – 715-539-8323

Email: tammy.hansen@ces.uwex.edu

Melissa Yates, Nutrition Educator

U.W. Extension Lincoln County

801 N. Sales Street, Suite 101

Merrill, WI 54452

Phone – 715-539-1081

FAX – 715 – 539-8323

Email: melissa.yates@ces.uwex.edu