Nutrition Education


Growing numbers of Wisconsin individuals and families are facing economic challenges and the problems of food insecurity. More people are living in poverty, and increasing numbers are the working poor. They are confronted with difficult choices in the areas of food and shelter needs, credit obligations, and high medical bills. In response to the diverse needs and resources of the economically poor, our purpose is to develop and implement community-based nutrition education programs, within a university research-based context. We collaborate with community, state and federal organizations in the design and implementation of nutrition education programs.

We will help low income elderly, families and youth:

  • make food choices that are consistent with the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid
  • manage their food resources and use thrifty shoppping practices for nutritious foods
  • use safe food handling, preparation and storage practices

WNEP education is supported by the USDA Food Stamp Program, UW-Extension and local partners. Food stamps can help provide a healthy diet. To find out more about food stamps, call 715-349-2151.



If you have any questions regarding Nutrition in Burnett County, please contact:

Julie YezekJulie Yezek
Burnett County – UW Extension
7410 County Road K, #107
Siren, WI 54872
Phone: 715-349-2151
Fax: 715-349-2102
Office Hours: M-F, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

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