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:

  • Nutrient Dense Foods August 15, 2017
    Achieving a healthy eating pattern means shifting typical food choices to more nutrient-dense options—that is, foods with important nutrients that aren’t packed with extra calories or sodium.
    Food $ense Team
  • MyPlate Tip August 8, 2017
    Fill your cart with budget-friendly and healthy options from each food group.
    Food $ense Team
  • How Many Calories Do You Burn? August 1, 2017
    Every minute of vigorous activity counts as two minutes of moderate activity. For example, 30 minutes of vigorous activity is equivalent to 60 MIE minutes. Light intensity activity and activity less than 10 minutes in duration do not count toward MIE minutes. Although, any activity is always better than none!
    Food $ense Team
  • Healthy Shopping Tips July 25, 2017
    You don’t have to drastically change the way you shop to eat healthy.
    Food $ense Team

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.