What is FoodWIse?

Who we are

FoodWIse, formerly known as the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) is a community nutrition education program within the Family Living Programs of the University of Wisconsin-Extension, Cooperative Extension. University of Wisconsin-Extension Family Living Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.

Mom and Child eating healthy foodFoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and serves Wisconsin residents with limited incomes.

We seek to empower Wisconsin residents with limited incomes to make healthy choices to achieve healthy lives and reduce health disparities.

What we do

FoodWIse employs a combination of evidence-based educational strategies, accompanied by environmental supports, designed to facilitate voluntary adoption of healthy food choices and active lifestyles.

For Brochures in:
English – click HERE
Hmong – click HERE
Spanish – click HERE


John Pinkart
Phone:  920-834-6898
Email: john.pinkart@ces.uwex.edu
Oconto County UW-Extension
301 Washington Street, Courthouse
Oconto WI 54153-1699
Phone:  920-834-6845
Fax: 920-834-6853
Marinette County UW-Extension
1919 Hall Avenue, Courthouse
Marinette WI 54143-1717
Toll Free Phone:
Fax: 715-732-7513
Dawn Schroepfer
Dawn Schroepfer
Nutrition Educator
Phone:  920-834-6822