WAFER to start Nutrition Education and Tools Project

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LA CROSSE, Wis. (WEAU) -- An area food pantry is starting a new program to address nutrition, food insecurity and obesity.

WAFER in La Crosse will launch its Nutrition Education and Tools Project.

WAFER will work with Viterbo University, UW Extension, the La Crosse County Aging Unit, the Hmong Mutual Assistance Association, The Hunger Task Force of La Crosse and Organic Valley to implement the program.

The goal is to help people who are low income or at risk.

WAFER’s executive director said the program will teach people, and give them the tools they need to make healthy meals at home.

“If we can give people the healthy foods that they need to lead a healthy life, then the goal is and the hope is the amount of obesity that we have will start to decrease,” said Erin Waldhart.

WAFER needs a total of $100,000 to fully implement the program.

WAFER’s board of directors has given $25,000 from the reserve fund to kick start the campaign.

If you’d like to donate, contact WAFER at 608-782-6003.

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