Cent$ible Nutrition Program

Current Adult Series in Natrona County

  • Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM
    • July 18-August 29, 2018
    • Natrona County Extension Office (2011 Fairgrounds Rd Casper, WY)
    • Contact Karla for more information!
  • Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 PM
    • September 19-October 31, 2018
    • Natrona County Extension Office (2011 Fairgrounds Rd Casper, WY)
    • Contact Crystal for more information!
  • Thursday evenings at 5:30 PM
    • September 20-November 1, 2018
    • Natrona County Extension Office (2011 Fairgrounds Rd Casper, WY)
    • Contact Krista for more information!

Events

  • Farmer’s Market starts June 5
    • Tuesdays 5:00-8:00 PM
    • David Street Station

 

Helping Families Eat Better for Less

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) is a state-wide cooking and nutrition education program.  It is funded by the USDA through two grants, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed).

The goal of CNP is to help families and individuals eat better for less. It follows the USDA MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans. CNP is free to families and individuals who income qualify.

CNP is part of the University of Wyoming Extension and the University of Wyoming Family and Consumer Sciences Department.

Join and learn secrets to:

1. Invest your food dollars in the best nutrition choices
2. Stretch your food dollar to last the whole month
3. Choose foods lower in fat and cholesterol
4. Prepare low-cost meat dishes in tender, delicious ways
5. Recognize advertising techniques that encourage you to spend more
6. Increase calcium intake by including more calcium-rich foods in your diet
7. Plan meals your family will enjoy
8. Alter recipes so they are lower in fat, sugar, and sodium
9. Protect your family from food borne illnesses
10. Save time, energy, and make new friends!

A series of lessons are available to participants. Those completing the lessons receive a diet analysis, a Cent$ible Nutrition Program Cookbook, cooking utensils, a grocery shopping list, and more.

For more information about the program, please contact us at Natrona County Extension, (307) 235-9400 or visit the Cent$ible Nutrition Program website.

 

Community Change

A participant works in the new Natrona County CNP raised beds.

The healthy choice should be the easy choice – for ALL families. Statewide, the Cent$ible Nutrition Program is seeking out new opportunities to promote policy, system, and environmental changes in the community. We hope these changes will increase access to healthy foods and physical activity for everyone. You can learn more about CNP’s Community Engagement on the CNP website.

This summer, Natrona County CNP will be once again be growing in the UW Extension Master Gardener community garden, but this time they will be using raised beds. The raised beds will provide learning opportunities for a variety of CNP classes and the produce will be used in CNP classes, donated to local food pantries, and given to community members who use their SNAP Benefits at the farmers’ market this summer.

Natrona County CNP educators plant in a raised bed.

Like last summer, CNP will be working with other gardeners in the UW Extension Master Gardener community garden to donate produce. Last summer, CNP and other gardeners in the UW Extension Master Gardener community garden donated 274 pounds of produce to local food pantries.

If you are interested in working together to promote healthy change in the Natrona County community, please contact the Natrona County CNP educators!!