Racine students take part in hands-on nutrition education

Journal Times: Grocery shopping may seem like a simple task, but for a teenager, it can be a bit daunting — especially if they’re shopping for a family. That’s why Partners Educating Parenting Students teacher Tania Wilhelmi paired up with UW-Extension to give her students a hands-on, interactive and educational experience inside the grocery store.

“This program is geared toward my students who are all teenage moms. We’re focusing on healthy eating for them and healthy eating for their children and learning budgeting strategies with a WIC focus,” Wilhelmi said.

Students in the Partners Educating Parenting Students program had the opportunity to walk through the grocery store with a nutrition educator to learn about low cost, nutritious foods.

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