Hello there! My name is Jace Purdy and I am one of the new FoodWIse Nutrition Educators for Manitowoc, Kewaunee, and Door counties. I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Health Promotion and Wellness from UW-Stevens Point and for the last few years I have been living in the Madison area. There I worked as a biometric screener, traveling the lower half of the state, poking fingers, and taking blood pressure readings. I then was working as a health coach, helping people reach their health and wellness goals ranging from weight loss, increasing exercise, eating more fruits and vegetables, stress management, etc.
My interest in the FoodWIse position, and nutrition education in general, is the ability to help others lower the barriers to their health and wellbeing. Being able to step into a position that helps educate and guide others to living their best lives is what draw me in! Then being part of a group that is working so hard to change the environments and systems that impact our health and lives day to day are incredibly strong driving forces.
My hobbies are an eclectic bunch. I am a huge fan of most things nerdy, dabbling in a ton of different board and card games. I also a huge fan of getting out into nature, hiking, and exploring our beautiful state. While trying to stay active I love to pursue strength sports, mainly powerlifting, but also things like strongman and highland games are incredibly interesting to me!