Youth in foster care face many challenges as they near the age of 18 and as their high school years end. “Aging out” means they will have to support themselves, find housing, buy groceries, and assume all responsibility for their own lives. This is a lot for any teenager, but especially those that may not have the security of a family behind them. This page provides resources to help these young adults think about their nutrition and health.
Food and fitness resources for youth.
Food prep, food safety, grocery shopping, recipes, etc. for foster youth.
Various recipes from Cooking Matters classes.
Handout with helpful tips on food prep/access for young adults aging out of foster care.
Cooking skills and nutrition education fact sheets.
Grocery shopping, food budgets, menu planning , etc. for low-income adults.
Explains SNAP benefits for this population.
List of soup kitchens, pantries, and food banks in Wisconsin.
Explains how to apply for FoodShare benefits.
Information about WIC eligibility.
Time limits for SNAP benefits for “able-bodied adults without dependents.”
Information on obtaining BadgerCare.
Interactive map of independent living coordinators.