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What’s the latest on food product dating?

Contact Barbara Ingham, 608-263-7383 The Grocery Manufacturers Association and the Food Marketing Institute recently asked their members to standardize quality dates that appear on food packages in an effort to curb the problem of food waste. A 2013 report from the Harvard Food Law and Policy Clinic and the National Resource Defense Council estimated that […]

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Appleton’s Mary Harp-Jirschele wins Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Friend of the Family Award

The Wisconsin Association of Family and Consumer Sciences has awarded Mary Harp-Jirschele as this year’s winner of the Friend of the Family Award. Established in 1984, the award is presented to an individual or organization that has affected policies for families. In order to be eligible an individual or organization needs to be involved at the national or international level in the policy-making process, and their work over time has made significant contributions that affect the well-being of families.


Wisconsin Bookworms

Wisconsin Bookworms provides early literacy programming for Wisconsin’s children. The Statewide Wisconsin Bookworms project started in 1998 with innovative grant funding. That year 130 volunteers readers read books to 1,375 children in 26 counties. Now each county gets their own funding. Wisconsin Bookworms project is currently in its 18th year statewide, with 545 readers reading books to 5,300 children in 42 counties. In May of 2016, we will have read over 750,000 books to children 3-5 years of age in our statewide program.