ResourcesWe've collected some resources that you can use to educate others on the risks of lead, get testing performed, nutrition information, and special program information.
- Lead Exposure Through Paint
- Lead Exposure Through Water
- Lead Exposure Through the Soil or Environment
- Women of Childbearing Age and Parents of Young Children
- How Nutrition Impacts Lead Absorption
- Well Fed Means Less Lead Flyer (Spanish)
- Well Fed Means Less Lead Flyer (Hmong)
- Milwaukee Nutrition & Lead Report
Check It & Protect It
- Have your water tested to check whether your home has lead pipes by calling 1-800-424-LEAD or visiting the milwaukee water quality testing website.
- Use a water filter – find examples and resources.
- Have your family tested for lead exposure – here are some ways how.
- Eat regular meals and include healthy snacks for children – incorporate key nutrients using this guide.
Lead in Water at Our Schools
Schools across Milwaukee are taking steps to test their water for sources of lead. Both Milwaukee Public Schools and a number of charter schools have tested and published the results.
Federal Nutrition Programs & Additional Resources
Women, Infants and Children (WIC) Program
Summer Food Service Program (Summer Meals)
Summer is the peak time for childhood hunger. Through the Summer Meals program, kids 18 and under can receive meals this summer at supervised locations like schools, parks and community centers throughout Milwaukee.
School Breakfast Program (SBP)
- Watch how easy and effective School Breakfast can be:
Healthy Eating Recipes
One great way to incorporate plenty of calcium, iron and vitamin C into your (and your family’s!) diets is to prepare meals at home made with wholesome, nutritious ingredients. Click the links below for easy, healthy recipes great for any occasion!
Senior Stockbox Program
Hunger Task Force administers the Commodity Supplemental Food Program–known locally as Stockbox–which provides a healthy and nutritious box of supplementary food to low-income seniors. Each month Hunger Task Force delivers nearly 9,000 Stockboxes to low-income seniors at senior housing sites in Southeastern Wisconsin. To qualify for a Stockbox, seniors must be 60 years or older and a resident of Wisconsin and meet the monthly income requirements.