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Children’s Health Education Center
A member of Children’s Hospital and Health Systems
1533 N. RiverCenter Drive, Milwaukee, WI 53212
Phone: (414) 765-9355

The Children’s Health Education Center offers health & science education and programs for children, teachers, parents and caregivers. With a goal of keeping kids healthy and safe. The CHEC encourages children to make a lifetime of healthy choices. Program materials and topics include: Energy Extreme (Grade 4 & 5), 4 UR Health (Grade 6-8), and Alcohol, Tobacco and Other Drug Prevention II (Grade 6-8). For complete wellness education on line at: www.BlueKids.org.

City of Milwaukee Health Department-Adolescent Community Health Program
Yvonne Greer, MPH, RD, CD, Nutrition Coordinator
Northwest Health Center
7630 West Mill Road, Milwaukee, WI 53218-1199
Phone: (414) 286-3619; Fax: (414) 286-5479
E-mail: ygreer@milwaukee.gov

The City of Milwaukee Health Department provides a wide range of health-related services that help promote good health and development throughout the lifecycle, including providing nutrition information, and numerous WIC Clinics throughout the city of Milwaukee.

Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP)
The program is known locally as Stockbox, and is managed by the Hunger Task Force. Call 2-1-1 to find the nearest food pantry and other resources.

The Commodity Supplemental Food Program (CSFP) provides supplemental foods donated by the US Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program also provides nutrition education to eligible persons through state and local agencies. The overall goal of CSFP in Wisconsin is to initiate the program as a benefit to eligible seniors, and as an extension of the Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) in Wisconsin. (Mothers and children may not participate in WIC and CSFP at the same time.) Eligible persons include: pregnant, breastfeeding and post-partum women; infants; children up to their sixth birthday; and elderly persons age 60 and over. To participate, individuals must be income-eligible and live in Milwaukee or Waukesha County.

Grandparents United for Children’s Rights, Inc.
Ethel Dunn, Executive Director
137 Larkin Street, Madison, WI 53705-5115
Phone: (608) 238-8751; Fax: (608) 238-8751
E-mail: sedun@inxpress.net

GRAND is intended to give grandparents and relatives a quick overview of services, programs, and places to start looking for resources and how to access them. The guide also provides tips and general information for grandparents and relatives as they take on the responsibilities of parenting again.

Hunger Task Force, Inc.
201 S. Hawley Court, Milwaukee, WI 53214
Phone: (414) 777-0483; Fax: (414) 777-0480

Hunger Task Force is a private, non-profit community organization that exists to prevent and alleviate hunger through advocacy and food banking. Hunger Task Force believes that every person has a right to adequate food obtained with dignity. The HTF works to prevent hunger and malnutrition by providing food to people in need today and by promoting social policies to achieve food security

Milwaukee County UW-Extension Nutrition Education Program
9501 W. Watertown Plank Rd. Wauwatosa, WI 53226

Jeannie E. Berry-Matos – Nutrition Program Administrator
Phone: 414-256-4680 Fax 414-256-4646

The Milwaukee County UW-Extension Nutrition Education program helps limited resource families and individuals choose healthful diets, purchase and prepare healthful food and handle it safely, and become more food secure by spending their food dollars wisely.

Milwaukee Public Schools Division of School Nutrition Services (SNS)
5225 West Vliet Street, Rm # 31, Milwaukee, WI 53208

Tina Barkstrom, RDN, CD, SNS Administrator
Phone: (414) 475-8362; Fax: (414) 475-8376

Barbara Rodriguez Graf, MS, RDN, CD, Supervising Dietitian-Nutrition, Health & Wellness
Phone: (414) 475-8368; Fax: (414) 475-8376

Milwaukee Public Schools provides nutritious, well-balanced meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks) to school-aged children in accordance with the United States Dept of Agriculture (USDA) National School Lunch and Breakfast programs.

NEW Kids Clinic
The NEW (Nutrition, Exercise and Weight Management) Kids™ Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin
To refer a patient phone: (414) 266-6864; Fax: (414) 266-4709

The NEW Kids™ Program at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin is geared toward a holistic treatment of pediatric overweight for children ages 2-18. It involves a coordinated effort of nurse practitioners, psychologists, dietitians, physical therapists and physicians. The NEW Kids Clinic at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin offers a multidisciplinary team to care for and design individual treatment plans for children with medical problems caused by being overweight. The NEW Kids Clinic only sees patients with medical co-morbidities and by physician referral.

NEW Kids at the Y
Southwest YMCA
Lydia Witkiewicz
Phone: (414) 329-3874; Fax: (414) 546-9630

Schroeder YMCA
Kristi Gorsline
Phone: (414) 354-9622; Fax: (414) 354-0309

Northside YMCA
Porsche Carmon
Phone: (414) 324-4140; Fax: (414) 374-3459

West Suburban YMCA
Christine McBride
Phone: (414) 454-4669; Fax: (414) 778-4955

NEW Kids at the Y is a community-based program that takes place at four branches of the YMCA of Metropolitan Milwaukee. This program provides families with basic nutrition, behavior change and exercise education in a comfortable, family-friendly atmosphere. NEW Kids at the Y is open to children with overweight without a medical co-morbidity, but does require physician clearance for participation.
Nutrition Web Resources  
  Name Description
Web Pages American Heart Association Learn and Live
Web Pages Food and Health Communications Food and Health Communications
Web Pages Kids Health - Nutrition & Fitness Center Kids Health - Nutrition & Fitness Center
Web Pages National Food Service Management Institute University of Mississippi
Web Pages Nutrition Explorations Kids' Nutrition at its Best
Web Pages Team Nutrition US - Dept. of Agriculture: Food and Nutrition Service