Cent$ible Nutrition Program

Current Adult Series on the WRIR

  • Due to COVID-19 (coronavirus), all CNP in-person classes have been cancelled until further notice. If you need assistance, please visit: https://uwyocnp.org/welcome/coronavirus-cnp/ or reach out to Kelly Pingree at kpingree@uwyo.edu or Billie Spoonhunter at wspoon1@uwyo.edu. We are working on providing classes online and will announce updates as well as share resources on Facebook at: https://www.facebook.com/UWCNP/

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 the WRIR Extension Office, (307) 335-2871 or visit the Cent$ible Nutrition Program website.


Community Change

Planting seedlings for the 477 Garden Project.

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 & Outreach on the CNP website.

On the WRIR), CNP partners with the Eastern Shoshone 477 Program to provide nutrition education to help 477 clients make choices that lead to healthier lives.

A participant plants seedlings for the 477 Garden Project.

In 2017, the CNP-477 Program partnership expanded to include a gardening project that the 477 Program wanted to develop for their clients. The 477 Program partnered with WRIR CNP educator Kelly Pingree, who worked with UW Extension to get a hoop house donated to the 477 Program for the garden.

Currently, 12 families are involved with the garden, which will help increase food security and provide access to local, fresh produce.

You can find out more about the project in the County 10 News article from July 6, 2018.