Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education

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What is SNAP-Ed?

The Wisconsin Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) works with state and local partners to help Wisconsin residents with limited incomes make healthy food choices. SNAP-Ed also shows participants how to be physically active.

SNAP-Ed works with people eligible for, or receiving, SNAP benefits, called FoodShare in Wisconsin.

Why is SNAP-Ed needed?

SNAP-Ed helps participants eat healthier and be more physically active. This is important because:

  • Only one in six Wisconsin adults eat the recommended amount of fruits and vegetables.
  • Every $1 spent on nutrition education saves $10 in long-term health care costs.

How is SNAP-Ed funded?

SNAP-Ed receives funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA).

The program is administered in Wisconsin by staff in the Department of Health Services, Division of Public Health, WIC and Nutrition Section.

Nutrition Education

Lack of a healthy diet and physical activity leads to preventable chronic diseases, such as diabetes, cancer, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. Below are resources to help you get started making healthy food choices and gain access to healthy foods.

Making the healthy choice the easy choice
Gain access to healthy foods

Below, is a video showing how to quickly chill food to a safe temperature for storage.

SNAP-Ed Recipes

Here are some recipes to help you make healthy foods that taste good:

Recipe cards

 

Kids can have fun and help you in the kitchen; take a look at the video below.

 

Team Nutrition Cooks! This video shows you how to make scrambled eggs with vegetables.

 

Be Active

This video shows how to be physically active as a family.

This video provides you tips for getting motivated to be more physically active.


Information about and for SNAP-Ed Partners and Providers

SNAP-Ed Partner and Professional Resources

The Wisconsin SNAP-Ed program partners with six agencies to provide SNAP-Ed programming:

  • University of Wisconsin-Extension FoodWIse
  • Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (GLITC)
  • Ho-Chunk Nation (HCN)
  • Hunger Task Force (HTF)
  • FoodRight Youth Chef Academy (YCA)
  • Wisconsin Fit Families

SNAP-Ed is offered at sites, such as schools that serve a majority of free and reduced price meals, child care centers, Summer Food Service Program sites, WIC clinics, community centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program (CACFP), farmers markets that offer the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program (FMNP) or Senior FMNP, food distribution sites, and food pantries.

Contact our partner agencies for information about participating in SNAP-Ed activities offered in your area. Participation is free.

Wisconsin Fit Families

Wisconsin Fit Families offers nutrition education and coaching to families with 2- to 4-year-old children enrolled in WIC at Fit Families projects.

Families enrolled in Fit Families will make an individual healthy habits goal that they will work on for 12 months. A Fit Families coach follows up with the family for guidance and support to make the changes. Families receive prizes to help motivate healthy behavior changes.

Currently, there are 35 Fit Families projects across the state in selected local WIC projects that offer the Fit Families program. They are:

  • Barron
  • Bay Area
  • Buffalo
  • Chippewa
  • Eau Claire
  • Family Health/La Clinica
  • Fond du Lac
  • Forest
  • Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (at tribal sites)
  • Healthfirst Network
  • Green
  • Jackson
  • Jefferson
  • Juneau/Adams
  • Kenosha
  • Kewaunee
  • La Crosse
  • Marinette
  • Milwaukee (City)
  • Monroe
  • Northwest Community Services Agency
  • Oneida
  • Outagamie
  • Pierce/Pepin
  • Polk
  • Portage
  • Sauk
  • St. Croix
  • Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Agency
  • Vernon
  • Walworth
  • Waupaca
  • West Allis
  • Winnebago
  • Wood

If you are a WIC participant in one of these counties or agencies, check with your agency to see if they are currently enrolling new Fit Families participants. Here is a list of all of the local WIC offices in Wisconsin.


SNAP-Ed Program Partners

Foodwise Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives logo


UW-Extension FoodWIse offers SNAP-Ed statewide in most Wisconsin counties.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Logo

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC) offers SNAP-Ed to the American Indian reservation communities of Bad River, Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, Red Cliff, Stockbridge-Munsee, and St. Croix.

Youth Chef Academy Logo
FoodRight Youth Chef Academy offers SNAP-Ed at selected Milwaukee Public Schools.
HoChunk Nation department of health logo


Ho-Chunk Nation offers SNAP-Ed to tribal members living in or around Black River Falls, Nekoosa, Wisconsin Dells, La Crosse, Tomah, and Wittenberg.

2014 Hunger Task Force Logo


Hunger Task Force offers SNAP-Ed programming in Milwaukee County at selected Milwaukee Public Schools, at their farm in Franklin, Wisconsin, and through their food pantry network.

Fit Families Logo


Wisconsin Fit Families offers SNAP-Ed through selected Fit Families projects (administered by WIC agencies) located in various counties around the state.

Contact Us

Phone: 608-266-9824
Email: SNAP-Ed

Mailing Address

SNAP-Ed Coordinator
1 West Wilson St., Room 243
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659


USDA Nondiscrimination Statement

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015

In accordance with Federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, the USDA, its agencies, offices, and employees, and institutions participating in or administering USDA programs are prohibited from discriminating based on race, color, national origin, sex, religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity in any program or activity conducted or funded by USDA.

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication for program information (e.g. Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language, etc.), should contact the Agency (State or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339. Additionally, program information may be made available in languages other than English.

To file a program complaint of discrimination, complete the USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) found online at: https://www.ascr.usda.gov/how-file-program-discrimination-complaint, and at any USDA office, or write a letter addressed to USDA and provide in the letter all of the information requested in the form. To request a copy of the complaint form, call (866) 632-9992. Submit your completed form or letter to USDA by:

(1) mail: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; or

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider.

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USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2015

De conformidad con la Ley Federal de Derechos Civiles y los reglamentos y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los EE. UU. (USDA, por sus siglas en inglés), se prohíbe que el USDA, sus agencias, oficinas, empleados e instituciones que participan o administran programas del USDA discriminen sobre la base de raza, color, nacionalidad, sexo, credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o en represalia o venganza por actividades previas de derechos civiles en algún programa o actividad realizados o financiados por el USDA.

Las personas con discapacidades que necesiten medios alternativos para la comunicación de la información del programa (por ejemplo, sistema Braille, letras grandes, cintas de audio, lenguaje de señas americano, etc.), deben ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) en la que solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades de audición o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA por medio del Federal Relay Service [Servicio Federal de Retransmisión] llamando al (800) 877-8339. Además, la información del programa se puede proporcionar en otros idiomas.

Para presentar una denuncia de discriminación, complete el Formulario de Denuncia de Discriminación del Programa del USDA, (AD-3027) que está disponible en línea en: http://www.ocio.usda.gov/sites/default/files/docs/2012/Spanish_Form_508_.... y en cualquier oficina del USDA, o bien escriba una carta dirigida al USDA e incluya en la carta toda la información solicitada en el formulario. Para solicitar una copia del formulario de denuncia, llame al (866) 632-9992. Haga llegar su formulario lleno o carta al USDA por:

(1) correo: U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; o

(3) correo electrónico: program.intake@usda.gov . Esta institución es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades. 14 de octubre de 2015

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Cov neeg muaj mob xaim oob qhab uas nws thov kom muaj lwm cov hau kev los mus pab txoj kev sib cev lus kom paub txog qhov kev pab cuam (piv txwv li, muab cov ntawv pauv kom siv tes kov ces paub tias yog txhais li cas (Braille), ntaus tus ntawv kom loj, muab cov lus kaw cia tau mloog, Meskas Kev Piav Tes Txhais Lus (American Sign Language), thiab lwm yam), yuav tsum hu rau lub Koom Txoos Khiav Hauj Lwm (Lub Xeev los yog hauv zos) nyob ntawm qhov chaw uas lawv ua ntawv thov kev pab. Cov tib neeg uas lag ntseg, hnov lus tsis zoo, los yog muaj teeb meem hais lus tsis tau yuav hu tau rau USDA ntawm Federal Relay Service ntawm (800) 877-8339. Ib qho ntxiv, kev xav paub txog kev pab cuam kuj yuav muaj pab ua lwm hom lus uas tsis yog lus Askiv.

Yog hais tias xav sau ib daim ntawv tsis txaus siab txog qhov kev pab cuam, ua kom tiav daim USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) uas nrhiav tau hauv online ntawm: http://www.ascr.usda.gov/complaint_filing_cust.html , thiab nyob rau ntawm USDA ib qhov chaw ua hauj lwm twg, los yog sau ib tsab ntawv xa mus rau USDA thiab muab tas nrho cov lus kom muab hauv daim foos tso rau hauv tsab ntawv. Yog yuav thov ib daim qauv luam ntawm daim foos tsis txaus siab, hu rau (866) 632-9992. Xa koj daim foos uas muab ua tiav txhij txhua los yog tsab ntawv mus rau USDA uas yog:

(1) xa hauv tsev xa ntawv mus (mail):
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: (202) 690-7442; los yog

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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Last Revised: October 11, 2019