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What is the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP)?

Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program

WNEP is a federally funded UW-Extension Family Living Program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely. WNEP provides nutrition education based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate to help people become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely.

 Local Resourcs for Limited Income Families

  • Oconto County Food Resources:  If you or someone you know are in need of food, there are places in Oconto County that can help.  Click HERE for assistance information.
  • Home Visitor Focus:  WNEP and Human Services have combined to offer home visitation services in the areas of nutrition and budgeting.  Click HERE for a brochure with additional information.
  • Opportunities for Oconto County Families:  Click HERE for a listing of county programs that provide assistance to low income residents.

Oconto Community Garden

JANUARY 2012 – This project will be starting its 12th year of operation in the spring.  The garden is used by WNEP staff to teach nutrition education,and by the school to help children learn about gardening and science.

Click HERE to view the September 2011 feature article on the garden project from the Oconto County Reporter.

Click HERE to view pictures of the Community Garden Project.  If you are interested in volunteering or donating to this project, please contact John Pinkart at: or 920-834-6846.

Links of Interest




Smart Start:  Guiding Your Child to a Lifetime of Healthy Eating 

Handout for Smart Start



John Pinkart
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
UW-Extension Department Head

Phone: 920-834-6846

Oconto County UW-Extension
301 Washington Street, Courthouse
Oconto WI 54153-1699
4HYD & Ag – 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
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
Nutrition Educator
Master Food Preserver

Phone: 920-834-6846

Lori Schuettpelz
Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program
Home Visitor/Nutrition Educator

Phone: 920-834-6846