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University of Wyoming Extension

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5124

Email: glen@uwyo.edu

Nutrition and Food Safety

University of Wyoming Extension

Real Food

With nearly 7 out of 10 Americans being overweight, 8.3% being affected with diabetes and 1 in 4 dying of heart disease, the heavily processed standard American diet is clearly in need of an overhaul.  But most people don’t know how to go about changing their diet to a healthy one that they can maintain for a lifetime.   The Real Food Program’s objective is to remove the confusion and frustration and give people the tools they need to plan, shop, cook, and eat foods that are minimally processed, nutrient-rich, easy to prepare, and delicious.

The Real Food Program is a 5-week series, with each week covering a new topic.  Topics include:

  • Definition of processed foods and whole foods; how to tell the difference
  • Packaging: how are products packaged to encourage you to buy them?  What misleading practices are used?  A detailed discussion covers the nutrition label and ingredient list
  • Nutrition 101:  What are they key nutrients, where do we find them and why are they so important
  • Shopping and menu planning: learn how to plan a menu and purchase whole, minimally processed ingredients while keeping within a budget
  • Local foods:  the benefits of local foods and where to find them, how to store and preserve fresh produce


All classes are 2 hours long and half of that time is spent preparing recipes from the Real Foods recipe booklet.  All supplies are included in the class fee.


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University of Wyoming Extension

Department #3354

1000 E. University Ave.

Laramie, WY 82071

Phone: 307-766-5124

Email: glen@uwyo.edu

1000 E. University Ave. Laramie, WY 82071
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