Healthy Starts

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program partners with early childhood education centers and childcare centers to help create environments that support the health and wellness of youth in Wyoming. 

Cover of the healthy policies toolkit

The Healthy Policies Toolkit is a nutrition and physical activity toolkit designed to help childcare centers in Wyoming increase physical activity and promote healthy food choices within centers. The toolkit was developed in partnership between WY Quality County, Wyoming Workforce Services, the Wyoming Department of Health, and CNP in 2019. Get the toolkit for free and contact your CNP educator to get started. 

A kids obstacle course with swings, a ladder, and ropes, in a outdoor play space.

Mini-Grant Program

Childcare centers can apply for up to $500 to support their efforts to adopt practices detailed in the Healthy Policies Toolkit. This program is made possible by the Wyoming Department of Health, the Wyoming Head Start Collaboration Office, and CNP.

Colorful hopscotch stencil painted on the sidewalk.

These versatile sidewalk stencils are an easy way to enhance outdoor play spaces to encourage kids to be more active. CNP can assist partner childcare centers in getting the stencils painted onto sidewalks and playgrounds. More information can be found on our stencils page

* The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is funded by USDA SNAP-Ed and EFNEP. SNAP-Ed assists individuals and families who receive, or are eligible to receive, benefits from the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). EFNEP assists families and youth with limited resources  in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets and contributes to their personal development and the improvement of total family diet and nutritional welfare. Visit our income-qualification page to learn more. 

This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. This material was funded by USDA’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program-EFNEP. USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Issued in furtherance of extension work, acts of May 8 and June 30, 1914, in cooperation with the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Kelly Crane, Director, University of Wyoming Extension, College of Agriculture and Natural Resources, University of Wyoming Extension, University of Wyoming, Laramie, Wyoming 82071.

The University of Wyoming is an equal opportunity/affirmative action institution.

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