Nutrition and Food Safety
University of Wyoming Extension
Local Foods and Sustainability
Our economy, culture, and quality of life are closely tied to the environment. Sustainable practices enable us to make choices to improve quality of life and reduce negative impact on the environment.
- Food Preservation
Preserving your own food is a great way to ensure the foods you eat are wholesome, safe, and sustainably grown. UW Extension provides hands-on learning experiences highlighting current research-based safe Home Food Preservation techniques.
- Seasonal Nourishment
UW Extension offers a variety of workshops that utilize local and seasonal foods to teach important nutrition concepts. Classes and programs vary but may include seasonal food tastings, seasonal nourishment classes, garden based food education programs and youth programming involving MyPlate nutritional concepts. Contact your area educator to see how they may be able to help meet your needs.
- Wyoming Buy Fresh Buy Local
Promote the purchase, consumption and education of locally produced foods and products.
- Eat Wyoming - Local Foods Project
Individuals in Wyoming are becoming increasingly interested in the sources of their food. The Eat Wyoming website and print guide help consumers to find food producers in their area and offer a wealth of food safety, preparation, and preservation information. The Eat Wyoming project also hosts local foods expos around the state. These educational and networking events help support the many healthful and economic benefits of locally grown foods.
- Wyoming Farm to Plate
The Wyoming Farm to Plate program is part of a larger network including the National Farm to School Network and USDA Farm to School Program. The Farm to Plate program not only targets schools and children, but encourages local food exchanges between hospitals, restaurants, elder care facilities, stores and other venues offering food.