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

For People without power and wondering about food safety please click on the link below for more information.
The Power is Off: Is the Food Still Safe?

UW-Extension Links:

National Links:

Current FoodSense Newsletter Topics:

  • Added Sugar Shakedown May 16, 2017
    Added sugars are sugars and syrups that are added to foods and drinks when they are processed or prepared.
    Yolanda Pena
  • MyPlate Tip: Make Better Beverage Choices May 9, 2017
    What you drink is as important as what you eat. Many beverages contain added sugars and offer little or no nutrients, while others may provide nutrients but too much fat and too many calories. Here are some tips to help you make better beverage choices.
    Yolanda Pena
  • Add Water to Your Routine May 2, 2017
    Sugary drinks are everywhere! Unfortunately, they add excess sugar and calories that our bodies typically do not need
    Yolanda Pena
  • Identifying Added Sugars April 25, 2017
    If you are concerned about your intake, make sure that added sugars are not listed as one of the first few ingredients.
    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.