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Nutrition: SNAP-Ed

Wisconsin SNAP-Ed (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education) helps those with limited incomes make healthy food choices and be physically active. This is important because:

  • Only one in six Wisconsin adults eats the recommended amount of fruits and veggies.
  • Every $1 spent on nutrition education saves $10 in long-term health care costs.

SNAP-Ed works with people eligible for, or receiving, SNAP benefits, which is called FoodShare in Wisconsin.

SNAP-Ed receives funds from the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program in Wisconsin is run by staff in the Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS), Division of Public Health (DPH), WIC (Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants, and Children) and Nutrition section.

Nutrition education

A healthy diet and active lifestyle can help prevent chronic conditions, such as high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. These resources can help you make healthy choices and find food assistance programs.

Healthy choices

Food programs

Recipes and more

Find healthy recipes, learn cooking basics, and more.

Recipes

Cooking and planning

Kids can have fun and help you in the kitchen; take a look at the video below.

Make scrambled eggs with veggies
 

 

Get active

Learn tips to get active with your family

Learn tips to get motivated

 

SNAP-Ed partners and providers

The Wisconsin SNAP-Ed Program partners with the following agencies:

Foodwise Healthy Choices, Healthy Lives logo

 

UW-Extension FoodWIse—Offers SNAP-Ed in Wisconsin counties.

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. Logo

Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council, Inc. (GLITC)—Offers SNAP-Ed to the Native American tribes and communities in Bad River, Lac du Flambeau, Mole Lake, Red Cliff, Stockbridge-Munsee, and St. Croix.

Youth Chef Academy Logo

FoodRight Youth Chef Academy—Offers SNAP-Ed at selected Milwaukee Public Schools.

Ho-Chunk Nation department of health logo


Ho-Chunk Nation—Offers SNAP-Ed to tribal members living in or around Black River Falls, Nekoosa, Wisconsin Dells, La Crosse, Tomah, and Wittenberg.

Hunger Task Force Logo


Hunger Task Force—Offers SNAP-Ed in Milwaukee County at selected Milwaukee Public Schools, the Hunger Task Force farm, and their food pantry network.

Fit Families Logo

 

Wisconsin Fit Families—Offers SNAP-Ed through selected Fit Families projects (administered by WIC agencies) in various counties around the state.

SNAP-Ed is offered many locations, such as :

  • Schools that serve mostly free and reduced-price meals.
  • Child care centers.
  • Summer Food Service Program sites.
  • WIC clinics.
  • Community centers participating in the Child and Adult Care Feeding Program.
  • Farmers markets that offer the WIC Farmers Market Nutrition Program or Senior FMNP.
  • Food distribution sites.
  • Food pantries.

Contact our partner agencies for information about participating in SNAP-Ed activities offered in your area. Participation is free.

Families Wisconsin Fit Families is a childhood obesity prevention program that works with families enrolled in Wisconsin WIC and other organizations that serve participants with limited incomes.

Fit Families offers nutrition education and coaching to families with 2- to 4-year-old children enrolled in WIC at Fit Families projects.

Families enrolled in Fit Families make an individual healthy habits goal that they work on for 12 months. A Fit Families coach offers guidance and support to help families meet their goals. Families receive prizes to help motivate healthy behavior changes.

Currently, there are 38 Fit Families projects across the state in selected local WIC projects that offer the Fit Families program. They are:

Barron
Bay Area (Bayfield, Ashland, and Iron counties) Chippewa
Columbia
Dunn
Eau Claire
Family Health/La Clinica (Waushara, Marquette, and Green Lake counties)
Fond du Lac
Forest
Great Lakes Inter-Tribal Council (at selected Tribal Nation sites)

Healthfirst Network (Marathon, Lincoln, and Langlade counties)
Green
Jackson
Jefferson
Juneau/Adams
Kenosha
Kewaunee
La Crosse
Marinette

Monroe
Northwest Community Services Agency (Douglas County)
Oneida
Outagamie
Pierce/Pepin
Polk
Portage
Shawano
Sheboygan
Sauk
Trempealeau/Buffalo

St. Croix
Southwestern Wisconsin Community Action Agency (Crawford, Iowa, Lafayette, and Richland counties)
Walworth
Waukesha
Waupaca
West Allis
Winnebago
Wood

Those enrolled in WIC and living in one of these areas can check with their agency for information about enrolling in Fit Families. View a list of local WIC offices.

Who to contact for help

Questions? Contact us:

Email: DHSSNAP-Ed@dhs.wisconsin.gov

Mail: SNAP-Ed Coordinator
1 West Wilson St., Room 243
PO Box 2659
Madison, WI 53701-2659

USDA nondiscrimination statement

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2022

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Distribution Program on Indian Reservations (FDPIR) state or local agencies, and their subrecipients, must post the following Nondiscrimination Statement:

In accordance with federal civil rights law and U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) civil rights regulations and policies, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex (including gender identity and sexual orientation), religious creed, disability, age, political beliefs, or reprisal or retaliation for prior civil rights activity.

Program information may be made available in languages other than English.  Persons with disabilities who require alternative means of communication to obtain program information (e.g., Braille, large print, audiotape, American Sign Language), should contact the agency (state or local) where they applied for benefits. Individuals who are deaf, hard of hearing or have speech disabilities may contact USDA through the Federal Relay Service at (800) 877-8339.

To file a program discrimination complaint, a Complainant should complete a Form AD-3027, USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form which can be obtained online at: https://www.usda.gov/sites/default/files/documents/USDA-OASCR%20P-Complaint-Form-0508-0002-508-11-28-17Fax2Mail.pdf, from any USDA office, by calling (833) 620-1071, or by writing a letter addressed to USDA. The letter must contain the complainant’s name, address, telephone number, and a written description of the alleged discriminatory action in sufficient detail to inform the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights (ASCR) about the nature and date of an alleged civil rights violation. The completed AD-3027 form or letter must be submitted to:

1. mail:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314; or
2. fax: 833-256-1665 or 202-690-7442; or
3. email: FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

USDA Nondiscrimination Statement 2022

Las agencias estatales o locales del Programa de Asistencia de Nutrición Suplementaria (SNAP) y del Programa de Distribución de Alimentos en Reservaciones Indígenas (FDPIR), y sus subreceptores deben publicar la siguiente Declaración de No Discriminación:

De acuerdo con la ley federal de derechos civiles y las normas y políticas de derechos civiles del Departamento de Agricultura de los Estados Unidos (USDA), esta entidad está prohibida de discriminar por motivos de raza, color, origen nacional, sexo (incluyendo identidad de género y orientación sexual), credo religioso, discapacidad, edad, creencias políticas, o represalia o retorsión por actividades previas de derechos civiles.

La información sobre el programa puede estar disponible en otros idiomas que no sean el inglés. Personas con discapacidad que requieran medios alternos de comunicación para obtener información sobre el programa (por ejemplo, Braille, letra grande, cinta de audio, lenguaje de señas americano), debe ponerse en contacto con la agencia (estatal o local) donde solicitaron los beneficios. Las personas sordas, con dificultades auditivas o con discapacidades del habla pueden comunicarse con el USDA a través del Servicio Federal de Retransmisión al (800) 877-8339.

Para presentar una queja por discriminación en el programa, el reclamante debe llenar un formulario AD-3027, formulario de queja por discriminación en el programa del USDA que puede obtenerse en línea en: https://www.fns.usda.gov/sites/default/files/resource-files/usdaprogram-discrimination-complaint-form-spanish.pdf, en cualquier oficina del USDA, llamando al (833) 620-1071, o escribiendo una carta dirigida al USDA. La carta debe contener el nombre del demandante, la dirección, el número de teléfono y una descripción escrita de la acción discriminatoria alegada con suficiente detalle para informar al Subsecretario de Derechos Civiles (ASCR) sobre la naturaleza y fecha de una presunta violación de derechos civiles. El formulario AD-3027 completado o la carta debe presentarse por:
(1) correo:
Food and Nutrition Service, USDA
1320 Braddock Place, Room 334
Alexandria, VA 22314;
(2) fax:
833-256-1665
202-690-7442; o bien por
(3) correo electrónico:
FNSCIVILRIGHTSCOMPLAINTS@usda.gov

Esta entidad es un proveedor que brinda igualdad de oportunidades.

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Cov neeg muaj mob xaim oob qhab uas nws thov kom muaj lwm cov hau kev los mus pab txoj kev sib cev lus kom paub txog qhov kev pab cuam (piv txwv li, muab cov ntawv pauv kom siv tes kov ces paub tias yog txhais li cas (Braille), ntaus tus ntawv kom loj, muab cov lus kaw cia tau mloog, Meskas Kev Piav Tes Txhais Lus (American Sign Language), thiab lwm yam), yuav tsum hu rau lub Koom Txoos Khiav Hauj Lwm (Lub Xeev los yog hauv zos) nyob ntawm qhov chaw uas lawv ua ntawv thov kev pab. Cov tib neeg uas lag ntseg, hnov lus tsis zoo, los yog muaj teeb meem hais lus tsis tau yuav hu tau rau USDA ntawm Federal Relay Service ntawm (800) 877-8339. Ib qho ntxiv, kev xav paub txog kev pab cuam kuj yuav muaj pab ua lwm hom lus uas tsis yog lus Askiv.

Yog hais tias xav sau ib daim ntawv tsis txaus siab txog qhov kev pab cuam, ua kom tiav daim USDA Program Discrimination Complaint Form, (AD-3027) uas nrhiav tau hauv online ntawm: https://www.usda.gov/oascr/how-to-file-a-program-discrimination-complai…, thiab nyob rau ntawm USDA ib qhov chaw ua hauj lwm twg, los yog sau ib tsab ntawv xa mus rau USDA thiab muab tas nrho cov lus kom muab hauv daim foos tso rau hauv tsab ntawv. Yog yuav thov ib daim qauv luam ntawm daim foos tsis txaus siab, hu rau (866) 632-9992. Xa koj daim foos uas muab ua tiav txhij txhua los yog tsab ntawv mus rau USDA uas yog:

(1) xa hauv tsev xa ntawv mus (mail):
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Office of the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights
1400 Independence Avenue, SW
Washington, D.C. 20250-9410;

(2) fax: 202-690-7442; los yog

(3) email: program.intake@usda.gov.

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Last revised December 15, 2022