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:

Strategies for Lake Friendly Lawn Care, Virtual Program

Wednesday, June 21 6:30 p.m. Finding a balance in producing an attractive and functional lawn while minimizing contamination of nearby lakes can be difficult. In this seminar we will discuss strategies such as species selection, fertility application, and pest management that will allow you to enjoy your lawn while preserving the beauty of the nearby […]

New Health and Well-Being Educator at UW-Madison-Division of Extension Rock County

Sara Ennocenti is the new Health and Well-Being Educator for Division of Extension in Rock County. She works in Extension’s Institute of Health and Well-Being which creates positive change and works to help solve the most urgent well-being needs for Wisconsin families through evidenced based programs that are focused on nutrition, food security and safety, chronic […]

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 […]

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