FoodWIse Nutrition Education

The  Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, now called FoodWIse, for Vilas, Florence and Forest Counties strives to reach individuals and families with limited resources to share information related to nutrition, feeding families on a limited budget and ways to stretch food dollars. Individuals and families eligible for food stamps are our primary audience.

FoodWIse Related Links of Interest

UW-Extension Links:

National Links:

Current FoodSense Newsletter Topics:

  • Cutting Back on Saturated Fats February 14, 2017
    To reduce your risk for heart disease, cut back on saturated fat and trans fat by replacing some foods high in saturated fat with foods that contain unsaturated fat or oils.
    Yolanda Pena
  • MyPlate Tip February 7, 2017
    Use the Nutrition Facts label to limit foods high in saturated fat.
    Yolanda Pena
  • Energy In = Energy Out January 31, 2017
    Eating, like other aspects of life, is a balancing act. All foods should be enjoyed yet some foods have more calories than expected. When calories are not used up the body often stores those calories for later (aka – weight gain!). Remember, foods higher in fat have more calories per gram than other foods.
    Yolanda Pena
  • Shopping for Oils January 24, 2017
    Oils can be part of a healthy eating pattern. They provide essential fatty acids and vitamin E. Since they are a high source of calories it is recommended that oils should replace solid fats in a diet.
    Yolanda Pena

If you have any questions regarding FoodWIse in Florence County, please contact:


Contact Information

Areas of Expertise

Jeanne Richard

FoodWIse Nutrition Educator                Florence County – UW Extension
Florence Natural Resource Center 5628 Forestry Dr.
Florence, WI 54121Phone: 715-528-5490, Ext. 115
Fax: 715-528-5172Email:
Jeanne Richard is a Nutrition Educator for Florence County providing nutritional information for families and children.

Karly Johnson

FoodWIse Nutrition Program Coordinator
for Florence, Forest, & Vilas Counties200 East Madison St.
Crandon, WI  54520
Karly is the FoodWIse in Coordinator for Vilas, Florence, and Forest Counties.