|Cent$ible Nutrition Program|
on the Wind River Indian Reservation
How does your Garden Grow?
Visit Nan at the WRIR Farmers Markets on Thursdays through Oct. 16th (Schedule Here). WRIR Markets are now accepting SNAP Benefits for fresh produce! Be sure to visit Nan with "How does your garden grow?" for Farm Fresh Finds and Food Tips, recipes and samples for popular farmers market finds! Nan is featuring one of these great recipes at each market, zucchini in veggie wraps, tomatoes in caprese "salad" skewers and cabbage in rushed-runzas and pumpkin in pumpkin chile.
Sweet Basil (back) and Caprese "Salad" Skewers
Don't take the moose!
Nan recently presenting CNP at the Wyoming Department of Education's 5th Annual Native American Education Conference in Riverton, earlier in August. She gave away program information and people were very interested in the stuffed moose that are used during youth presentations of "Grazin'' with Marty Moose" for Wyoming 2nd and 3rd graders across the state. More about the conference: http://edu.wyoming.gov/in-the-classroom/native-American/2014-conference/
What changes are happening with recent graduates?
A recent Wyoming Indian High School graduate of CNP has made real changes in her eating habits, saying, “I eat better and I stay active now.” She eats salads to start her meals, adding more fruit and vegetables that she ate before. She also feels safer in the kitchen because she won’t be involved in horseplay and pays attention to what she is doing.
Another recent graduate, has made some important changes about shopping and cooking since graduating from CNP on the Wind River Reservation. Eating better by choosing to cook at home over eating out. She improved her cooking skills by paying closer attention to recipe directions. She improved her safety in the kitchen by being aware of her surroundings and following basic safety practices: don’t leave pan handles sticking out from the stove; don’t put sharp knives in the dishwater; don’t leave boiling pans unattended.
Great successes with a TANF class!
Nan taught CNP to a group of nine participants. They met on Mondays and consisted of 3 couples and 3 singles who LOVE to cook! When the cooking part of class started, they all would grab their aprons and jump right in. They made baked apples and apricot cookies, sloppy joes, pasta fagioli and mini pizzas. Below they are sampling the macaroni and cheese they made using Magic Mix cheese sauce along with Master Mix biscuits and waldorf salad. They loved all the foods they made and sampled. They attended 11 classes and all graduated!
Growing your food!
Nan has partnered with Tina Russel, another WRIR Extension Agent to present a Container Gardening Lesson with CNP. Here are some seedlings Nan has started to give out to class participants to start their own container gardens at home!