Food, Food Safety & Nutrition Resources

COVID-19 Extra Resources

Save More at the Grocery Store

A new Pandemic EBT program has been approved that will begin providing temporary food benefits on a Quest/EBT card to families with children who had been receiving free or reduced price meals before the COVID-19 school closures. For many eligible families, benefits will show up automatically on their existing Quest card. Eligible families who already receive FoodShare or other public benefits will receive a letter about these benefits; there will be an opportunity for others who are eligible to apply in early May.  For the details and updates go to  https://www.dhs.wisconsin.gov/covid-19/forwardhealth.htm

Choose MyPlate has lots of good information and interactive tools for adults and children.

Food Preparation

Commodity Fact Sheets

USDA Recipe Finder

Spend Smart. Eat Smart

https://learningstore.extension.wisc.edu/  The Learning Store publications on fresh produce how to select, store and serve.


Food Pantries/food resources/personal needs Websites

Call 211 or go to https://211wisconsin.communityos.org/


Food safety

Be Food Safe
Foodsafety.gov
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
USDA Food Safety Information
USDA Meat and Poultry Hotline: 888-674-6854
FDA Food Information Line: 888-723-3366


Preserving food

National Center for Home Food Preservation
Safe & Healthy: Preservation Food at Home (UWEX)
The Learning Store (UWEX)
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