Green County Food Pantries are available to assist people who are having difficulty purchasing enough food to avoid hunger. The attached list shows the available food pantries in Green County and gives the time, locations, and details of operations.
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Staff members in Community and School Nutrition Teams provide nutritional information and program guidance to sponsors of the National School Lunch Program, the School Breakfast Program, Child and Adult Care Food Program, the Summer Food Service Program, the Special Milk Program, and the USDA Commodity Food Distribution Program. The Teams are also responsible for a variety of nutrition education initiatives that involve collaboration with other state agencies, UW-Extension, and regional and statewide child nutrition advocacy groups.
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The Women, Infants and Children Program provides food and nutrition information to help keep pregnant and breastfeeding women, infants and children under five years of age healthy and strong. Call the Green County Health Department at 608-328-9390 to schedule an appointment to see if you are eligible.
- WNEP is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely. WNEP focuses on nutrition education based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans, MyPyramid and Choose My Plate.gov. WNEP Mission and Purpose Statement: WNEP is a major educational program within UW-Extension Family Living Programs (FLP). The mission of FLP is stated as: UW-Extension Family Living Programs respond to community needs with research-based education and partnerships that support Wisconsin families and communities.
The Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) is primarily made up of two federally-funded nutrition education programs for low-income families and individuals—the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program( SNAP). The mission and mandate of WNEP is to develop and implement educational programs in Wisconsin that are consistent with and fulfill the goals and missions of EFNEP and SNAP.
- The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
- The goal of Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) is to provide educational programs that increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood of all food stamp recipients making healthy food choices and choosing active lifestyles consistent with the most recent advice reflected in the Dietary Guidelines for Americans and the Food Guide Pyramid.
Lisa Messer, Nutrition Education Coordinator
Green County UW-Extension
Work Cell – 608-426-4479
Alternate – 608-328-9518