The Importance of the Flu Vaccine

Influenza causes many hospitalizations and deaths in the U.S. each year. The flu vaccine is strongly recommended for everyone older than 6 months. Despite this recommendation, flu vaccination rates are typically low nationwide and also in Wisconsin (<50% on average). Ensuring that everyone in Wisconsin gets a flu vaccination (also called flu shot, or flu […]

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Virtual Education and Opportunities for Collaboration Across Counties

Virtual education has opened an opportunity for collaboration across counties. Janeth was invited to participate in a project with the Portage/Wood County FoodWIse team. This project includes making 5 short videos as part of a 5-week program with Fit Families from Portage/Wood Counties WIC Program. Virtual education was provided via a private Facebook group including […]

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‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ – A Senior Newsletter

Due to the challenges of holding in-person classes this summer, FoodWIse will instead start offering a bi-weekly newsletter to the senior populations in Sheboygan County. This is an effective way to get the most relevant and current nutrition information, while also prioritizing their health and safety. The ‘Stay Home, Stay Healthy’ newsletters will be one […]

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Emergency FoodShare Benefits – What You Need To Know

Wisconsin Department of Health Services (DHS) is issuing Emergency FoodShare supplements to many FoodShare households to help purchase food during the pandemic crisis. As provided for by the Families First Coronavirus Response Act, all FoodShare households in Wisconsin will receive the maximum FoodShare benefit. Review this flyer for further information: Emergency FoodShare Benefits – What […]

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Harvest of the Month Program 

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse The state FoodWIse program is developing a statewide Harvest of the month program for elementary schools. Harvest of the Month is a social marketing intervention that encourages kids to eat more fruits and vegetables, specifically those grown in Wisconsin. This program includes the development of promotional materials for school […]

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Nutrition Education: Color Me Healthy Curriculum

Amanda Miller & Janeth Orozco, FoodWIse FoodWIse partners with 7 elementary schools within the Sheboygan Area School District and 4 Head Start Centers to provide nutrition education to students. Kindergarten students learn about the 5 food groups from the Discover MyPlate curriculum and Head Start students learn about trying new foods from the Color Me […]

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