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Community stories: Rules, beliefs, and values about food

Article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Nutrition Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Two things I absolutely love just so happen to tap into my creative streak and unite people: food and stories. After all, everybody eats and there’s nothing like a story to honor the human experience, explain a perspective, […]

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Farmers markets open outdoor venues with open arms

Article written by Amy Macemon, Healthy Communities Coordinator/FoodWise Educator for Extension Kenosha and Racine Counties. Originally published in the Kenosha News. Farmers’ market: A food market at which local farmers sell fruit and vegetables and often meat, cheese, and bakery products directly to consumers. This definition doesn’t fully capture the sensation of a farmers market. Let’s […]

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Food Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Development (FEED) Project

Virtual Summer 2021 Workshop Series Learn tips for starting or expanding a successful food business from Wisconsin-based specialists and entrepreneurs! This no-cost series of online trainings is for people who are interested in starting or expanding small-scale food businesses in Wisconsin.  Stay tuned for Spanish-language only sessions on cooperatives and shared-used kitchens! Starting a Farm- […]

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Simple, healthy recipes to stretch your food dollars

Article was written by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Nutrition Administrator, Kenosha and Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Many changes and new needs have arisen in the world of food supply and distribution since the COVID-19 pandemic began. Food pantries, in particular, have been hard at work altering their food supply and distribution systems to […]

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New Nutrient Fact Label: Guide to improved health

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward You may have noticed changes on the Nutrient Fact Labels on many foods. The updates target links between ways to monitor your diet and chronic food-related diseases such as obesity and heart disease and will make it easier for consumers to make better-informed […]

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Back to school for health and success

Originally published in the Kenosha News By Kenosha/Racine Counties FoodWIse Administrator, Terri Ward It’s that time of year again when many of us are scratching our heads, wondering where summer went and scrambling with last-minute preparations for the new school year. A change in daily routines also happens to be a great time to start new […]

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Dealing with the food, human sides of the holiday season

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday. I’m not sure if I find more pleasure cooking, teaching my kiddos to cook, serving and eating all of the wonderful comfort foods my family has enjoyed over the years, or celebrating the people I love by […]

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New nutrient fact labels get a makeover

Article by Terri Ward, FoodWIse Educator, Kenosha/Racine Counties Originally published in the Kenosha News. We teach participants of all ages how to read nutrient fact labels. There are many “a-ha” moments when label reading comes up, a common surprise being that the information provided on the label is per serving rather than for the entire package. […]

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