Nutrition

Nutrition Education Program – FoodWIse

Jessa Engelken
FoodWIse Nutrition Coordinator
Serving Grant, Green, Iowa & Lafayette Counties
Phone: 608-930-9850

FoodWIse Information:  fyi.extension.wisc.edu/foodwise/
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****Job Opening – Nutrition Educator****

For more details and how to apply, please visit https://jobs.hr.wisc.edu/en-us/job/513595/foodwise-nutrition-educator-iowa-grant-green-lafayette-counties or by contacting:
Lynn Perkins
lynn.perkins@wisc.edu
608-341-6307
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

The Nutrition Educator is a member of the Iowa, Grant, Green, and Lafayette Counties FoodWIse team. Nutrition Educators are peer educators who co-learn with community members and adapt teaching to honor cultures and experiences. Nutrition Educators engage people from the diverse communities of Wisconsin to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits.

We strongly encourage applications from candidates who foster and promote the values of equity, diversity, and inclusion. Bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply (especially those who speak Spanish and other high-need languages in Iowa, Grant, Green and Lafayette Counties). You must state your interest in applying for the bilingual title designation within your application.


The FoodWIse Program in Grant County helps address the needs of the low income in the areas of food and nutrition.

FoodWIse education is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program– SNAP and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP.
La educación FoodWIse es financiada por el Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program– SNAP de USDA y el Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program – EFNEP.

An EEO/AA employer, the University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title VI, Title IX, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act requirements.

Como empleador que brinda igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo y acción afirmativa (EEO/AA, por sus siglas en inglés), la University of Wisconsin-Madison Division of Extension, proporciona igualdad de oportunidades en el empleo y en sus programas, incluyendo los requisitos del Título VI, Título IX, la ley federal para personas con discapacidades en los Estados Unidos (ADA, por sus siglas en inglés) y los requisitos de la Section 504 del Rehabilitation Act.


FoodWIse, in Grant County provides food security and nutrition education to those who income qualify for Food Share Wisconsin/SNAP. Participants learn through hands-on and/or discussion, 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

Visit access.wi.gov to learn how to apply for SNAP/FoodShare Wisconsin.