Health & Well-Being

Health & Well-Being

The Extension Institute of Health & Well-Being helps Wisconsinites flourish. Through programs focused on nutrition, chronic disease prevention and health literacy, we empower people, families and communities to live their best lives. We support food security, mental health and substance abuse treatment. We are Wisconsin’s link to federal nutrition education.

Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home

Safe & Healthy: Preparing and Preserving Food at Home

Helping Wisconsin residents prepare and preserve safe, healthy food at home

Strong Women Program

StrongWomen™ Wisconsin

Initiating positive change in women of all ages to live stronger, healthier lives by providing knowledge, inspiration, access to programs, and ongoing support


Safe and Healthy Food Pantries Project

Improving access to and availability of adequate, appropriate, safe & nutritious food for low-income people who utilize food pantries




Advancing healthy eating habits, active lifestyle and healthy community environments through nutrition education at the individual, community and systems levels



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Making Jams, Jellies & Fruit Preserves

The Learning Store produces and distributes educational materials based on university research, extending knowledge to the statewide community.


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Making Jams, Jellies & Fruit Preserves – favorite home-prepared treats include fresh strawberry jam, peach butter, or blueberry syrup. Guidelines include newly updated, research-tested recipes for delicious jams and jellies, fruit butter, syrups, and preserves. This publication was expanded to include recipes for low-sugar or no-sugar products.

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Cooperative Extension experts live and work in the communities they serve. Our team offers insight and solutions based on a deep understanding of local needs and priorities.

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A Part of the Youth, Family & Community Development Program Area


Cooperative Extension’s research and outreach improves the lives of Wisconsinites through action, education and community partnerships. We set rural and urban communities up to thrive by supporting their economic development and organizational and leadership development. We show individuals how to build financial capability and encourage them toward the most nourishing health habits.


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Amber CantoDirector

Amber Canto has been with Wisconsin Cooperative Extension since 2011. In her roles, Amber has sought opportunities for interdisciplinary programming and applied research, with an emphasis on addressing environmental, policy and systems approaches to healthy food access and availability, food security and socio-economic disparities in health outcomes.


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