Health and Well-Being

Division of Extension programs respond to community needs with research-based education and programs that support Wisconsin families and communities.

Major programs include:

Improving the health, nutrition and physical activity of residents

  • Rock County StrongBodies™
  • Fit Families Rock
  • Little Steps Big Changes
  • Nutrition & Health Programs
  • FoodWIse Nutrition Education Program

Strengthening Families

  • Childcare Education
  • Parent and Family Education
  • Rock County Community Baby Shower
  • Family Financial Education

Research information on home preservation

News and Information:

Celebrate 529 Day–Encourage a Child to Have Big Dreams!

Every year May 29th (5/29) is celebrated as “529 Day.” It is a day to learn about the benefits of saving early for higher education for children, because a little savings can go a long way to building future dreams. Why “529 Day”? Because 529 College Savings Plans are named for Section 529 of the […]

StrongBodies Fall Sessions

StrongBodies programs are back! Sign up today for sessions starting in September. Classes in Janesville, Evansville and Online! StrongBodies™ (also known as StrongWomen™) is a national evidence-based strength training program developed at Tufts University and is aimed at mid-life and older women and men. The StrongBodies™ program includes progressive strength training and balance and flexibility […]

Dealing with Bullies: Tips for Parents

Bullying has been the subject of media reports lately, but in reality, it is a problem that has been around for a long time. In fact, the rate of bullying has stayed fairly steady for the last decade. About twenty-five percent of kids between the ages of 12-18 say they have been bullied in the […]

Research: Teenage brains inclined to risk-taking

Parents, if your teen sometimes engages in risky behaviors that seem hard to fathom, take heart. According to a University of Wisconsin-Extension/UW-Madison teen specialist, teenagers are physically, socially and emotionally programmed for behavior that people in other stages of life might find perplexing. “A better understanding of the teenage brain helps to explain this,” says […]

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