Extension Marinette/Oconto Counties has announced Sarah Schindel started Jan. 1 as the FoodWIse Nutrition Educator for Marinette and Oconto counties. Working as a member of the FoodWIse team, Schindel will serve as a peer educator supporting and empowering individuals and families to adopt healthy food and physical activity habits.

Schindel graduated from Northeast Wisconsin Technical College with an associate degree as a physical therapy assistant. She is also a certified personal trainer with the American College of Sports Medicine. Schindel has previous experience in the field of health and wellness promotion.

“Sarah will be an asset to the FoodWIse program in Marinette and Oconto Counties,” says Nancy Crevier, area extension director. “She has experience providing education to individuals regarding nutrition, physical activity, making healthy lifestyle choices, and meeting health goals.” FoodWIse is federally funded by the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) grant.

The Marinette Extention also has hired Stephanie Nault, who started Jan. 1 as the Health and Well-Being Extension Educator for Marinette County. Nault will design, deliver and evaluate educational programming and services related to youth and family health and well-being, including healthy eating, active living, substance use disorders and mental health. She will also be providing leadership and educational outreach to individuals, families and communities to promote healthy living opportunities and behaviors.

Nault graduated from the University of Wisconsin-River Falls with a degree in sociology and criminal justice. She has experience working with positive change management, as well as community experience enhancing opportunities and promoting healthy youth behaviors.

“Stephanie is a great addition to Extension in Marinette County,” says Crevier, “she knows the community and will be working with the county to improve individual, family and community health.”