Grant County Nutrition Education Program – FoodWIse

DonnaDonna Peterson
FoodWIse Program Coordinator/Educator
Extension – Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette Counties
Phone: 608-333-4803


Youth and Agriculture Center
916 East Elm Street, Suite A
Lancaster, WI 53813
Phone: 608-723-2125
Fax: 608-723-4315 


The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program, FoodWIse, in Grant County helps address the needs of the low income in the areas of food and nutrition. The working poor and those living in poverty face difficult choices such as how to allocate money for food, shelter, credit obligations or high medical bills. Resources such as food stamps help make ends meet and provide the opportunity to purchase nutritious food that contributes toward good health. The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program in Grant County helps food stamp recipients make the most of this benefit by providing research-based nutrition education. Participants in the nutrition education program learn, hands-on, how to:

  • choose and fix meals and snacks that are nutritious, safe and affordable
  • manage their resources to improve their food security
  • balance the food they eat with physical activity


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Food Pantries in Grant County

Grant County Hunger Council–Our mission is to alleviate hunger, food insecurity, and the effects of poverty in Grant County through education, coordination, advocacy and service. Please call 211 for current information on local resources or go to

Grant County, WI Food Pantry Listing
Grant County, WI Food Pantry Listing – Spanish Version

Green County, WI Food Pantry Listing

Iowa County, WI Food Pantry Listing
Iowa County, WI Food Pantry Listing – Spanish Version

Lafayette County, WI Food Pantry Listing
Lafayette County, WI Food Pantry Listing – Spanish Version


Favorite Links

FoodWIse education is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP. SNAP/FoodShare helps families buy the food they need for good health. Visit to learn how to apply.