FOODWISE – Nutrition Education

The FOODWISE Program helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, prepare and handle food safety and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely.  FoodWIse website

FOODWISE provides research based education on:

  • Nutrition
  • Physical activity
  • Family meals
  • Preparing foods
  • Safe food handling, preparation and storage practices
  • Managing food resources
  • Thrifty shopping practices

Education is available for all age groups and learning abilities as well as for those who speak Spanish only.




USDA Modernizes the Thrifty Food Plan, Updates SNAP Benefits

FoodShare benefits are based on the Thrifty Food Plan, which represents the cost of a nutritious, practical, cost-effective diet prepared at home for a family of four, which is defined in law as an adult male and female, ages 20-50, and two children, ages 6-8 and 9-11. The Thrifty Food Plan was introduced in 1975 and updated in 1983, 1999, and 2006.  Aside from the pandemic relief, there had been no increases in SNAP benefits since 2006.  On August 16, 2021, the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) released a re-evaluation of the Thrifty Food Plan, used to calculate Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. As a result, the average SNAP benefit will increase for Fiscal Year 2022 beginning on Oct. 1, 2021.  This re-evaluation concluded that the cost of food was 21% higher today, than it was in 2006, when the plan was last evaluated. As a result, the average SNAP benefit will increase by $36.24 per person, per month.  This is $1.19 per day.  The change goes into effect October 1, 2021.  See SNAP and the Thrifty Food Plan | USDA-FNS

Emergency FoodShare Benefits for Food Replacement – Are you worried that food in your refrigerator may spoil if the power goes out?  What if you lose food due to fire or flooding?  Don’t take chances with food that may be spoiled. FoodShare members can request help.  Current FoodShare members who lose food purchased with FoodShare benefits due to a flood, fire, or other household misfortune, can request the replacement benefits from the State of Wisconsin.  FoodShare Handbook states that loss of power for 4 hours or more can qualify as a household misfortune.  For more information … Emergency FoodShare Replacement Flyer.



USDA MY PLATE – RECIPES   More information


TASTY TUESDAYS … more information

provided by Fond du Lac and Sheboygan County FoodWIse program

Also visit their facebook page for weekly updates:  Extension Fond du Lac County Facebook page






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English:  USDA-Nondiscrimination-Statement English
Spanish:  USDA-Nondiscrimination-Statement-Spanish