Oneida County UW-Extension welcomes new WNEP coordinator
UW-Extension in Langlade and Oneida Counties announced the addition of a new Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program Coordinator to their team.
Kim Brown began work June 16, at UW Extension’s offices in Rhinelander and Antigo. Kim is originally from Michigan, and served with the Peace Corps in the Dominican Republic from 2007 to 2010 where she conducted public health and nutrition projects in poverty stricken communities.
She has lived in Rhinelander for more than a year, and was working with Forward Service Corporation implementing a career and leadership development program in Rhinelander High School prior to beginning work at the UW-Extension. Kim also has an undergraduate degree in Elementary Education from Northern Michigan University, and has more than five years experience coordinating community programs.
Brown’s position with UW-Extension will work closely with nutrition educators, community agency partners, state administrators and county residents to further develop the Wisconsin Nutrition Education Program (WNEP) in both Langlade and Oneida counties. WNEP is a UW-Extension nutrition education program that 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. WNEP is a federally funded program. As the WNEP Coordinator in Langlade and Oneida counties, Brown will provide leadership for the nutrition program team, secure teaching sites for implementing the program, and develop the annual program budget.
University of Wisconsin-Extension provides equal opportunities in employment and programming, including Title IX and ADA requirements.
For more information, contact Kim at 715-365-2750 in Oneida County; or 715-627-6236 in Langlade County.