|Cent$ible Nutrition Program|
in Natrona County
Visit CNP At the Farmer's Market!
Tuesdays 5-7:30pm through Sept. 23, Rails to Trails Park, next to the Nicolaysen. You can now use your SNAP Benefits on fresh produce!
Many CNP Class options are offered in Natrona County, contact the office at 307-235-9400 to find out more!
Are you jump-starting your day and eating breakfast?
Breakfast is an important meal, as you are "break"ing the "fast" from not eating since the night before. Krista shared some great tips on K2 news recently: Watch it here!
A quick, easy and healthy breakfast is making your own instant oatmeal packets (this recipe can be found in the Cent$ible Nutrition Cookbook), as simple as this:
Youth Nutrition Series
Michelle and Krista are teaching Natrona's Youth about food and nutrition through Happy Healthy Me (K-1st Grade); Marty Moose (2nd - 3rd Grade) and Munching Your Way Through Wyoming History (4th Grade).
Current Adult Classes
Krista has began working with the families at the Central Wyoming Rescue Mission, a partnership that has been in the making.
Betty is currently teaching the adult curriculum to ABLE students, a program who helps adult students with disabilities transition into adult-life after high school. In these classes, and all our adult classes, they are learning about nutrition, food safety and food resource management in addition to the key component of hands-on learning. Betty has been a positive influence in the lives of many through the ABLE program!
In addition, the Natrona County Educators teach several classes at the Central Wyoming Counseling Center.
Hula Hoopin' Fun for Father's Day
"A Celebration of Families" is a National Event, this was the first time it was held in Wyoming. Almost all agencies involved were non-profit agencies who work with the same clientele as the Cent$ible Nutrition Program. CNP had a booth at the event and featured how to make your own trail mix, where participants could sample trail mix variations and pick up program information. CNP had hula hoops and jump ropes available and the kids loved them!
Participants had a great time! To see more pictures of the event, visit Casper Housing Authority's Facebook Page.
Fighting hunger, one backpack at a time
(Photo Credit: Casper Star Tribune)
CNP educators, Michelle Hans (center) and Krista Brown (right), along with many volunteers, prepared over 200 quarts of Master Mix for the Food for Thought Project. Each kit sent home with families contained a plump bag of Master Mix, approx... one quart along with a pamphlet of recipes and Cent$ible Nutrition Program information.
Master Mix is a flour based baking mix, that is the foundation for many nutritious recipes from Impossible Taco Pie to delicious brownies. Karla Case, CNP Educator in Natrona, hopes that families will learn that it is not difficult to prepare nutritious, cost-effective meals from scratch. Included with the mix kits is our program information if parents want to learn more about CNP and take a class, that is also a bonus!
Read the Casper Star Tribune's Article Here.