Food $ense Nutrition Education
WSU Extension's Food $ense program teaches youth and adults with limited incomes to develop skill and behaviors to eat healthfully. Families learn nutrition basics and smart buying strategies to help them make healthy choices and sustain their food supply throughout the month.
WSU Food $ense is funded by a federal grant from the USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Schools that provide free and reduced meals to at least fifty percent of their students qualify for Food $ense programming. In King County, we currently work with schools in the Auburn, Highline, Renton and Kent school districts.
Strong community partnerships allow nutrition education to be delivered in non-school settings as well. Practical information is provided for adults wanting to eat healthier and stretch their food dollar. WSU Extension Food $ense staff work with food banks in King County by providing practical, hands on information about healthy food choices and how to best use foods available.
For more information about the Food $ense program in King County, contact::
Maggie Grate, MS, RD
Food $ense, Program Manager
Food $ense Program Coordinator