Parents & Families

Our parent, family and youth education is funded by the Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Nutrition programming takes place with SNAP eligible families at a variety of agencies and SNAP eligible schools throughout Dane County.


Evidence-based Curriculum for Parents or Caregivers of Young Children includes:
Eating Smart, Being Active
MyPlate for My Family
Feeding for Healthy Eating
Healthy Cents

Aracely Portillo
Nutrition Educator, Bilingual – Spanish

Adults, Parents, Older Adults, Food Pantries
(608) 224-3749

Aracely educates at the following sites:

  • Badger Prairie Food Pantry
  • Bridge Lake Point Food Pantry
  • Centro Hispano 
  • Franklin Elementary Parent Group
  • Group Health Cooperative – Hatchery Hill
  • Joining Forces for Families- Allied, Badger, Verona
  • Latino Health Council
  • Latino Academy
  • Leopold Elementary
  • Lussier Community Center
  • New Bridge
  • Parents and Kids in Action
  • Reach Dane Head Start
  • WIC – Park St
Holly Simon
Teaching Coordinator
Youth and Parents
(608) 224-3703

Dane County FoodWIse partners with the following agencies:

  • Access Community Health
  • ARC Community Services
  • Badger Rock Neighborhood Center
  • Boys & Girls Club
  • Group Health
  • Madison Public Library
  • Maternal Infant Program
  • Meadowood Neighborhood Center
  • Northport Community Center
  • Reach Dane/Dane County Parent Council
  • Salvation Army
  • Warner Park Community Rec Center
  • WIC