Cent$ible Nutrition Program

Adult Series in Platte County

Contact Mary for information about upcoming classes!

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 Mary at (307) 322-3667 or visit the Cent$ible Nutrition Program website.

 

Community Change

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 find out more about CNP’s community projects around the state on the CNP Community Engagement & Outreach page.

This summer, Mary worked with the Sustainable Agriculture Research and Extension Center (SAREC), the Master Gardeners program, Kids Kastle Daycare, First Christian Church Community Garden, the Platte County Nutrition and Food Safety educator, and the Wyoming Challenge Academy to build two hoop houses in Wheatland. The produce harvested from these hoop houses will be donated to the local food bank, commodities, and the summer feeding program, in addition to using some in CNP classes. You can find the whole story here.

If you are interested in working together to promote healthy change in the Platte County community, please contact Mary!