Simply Cent$ible Nutrition

About the Curriculum

Simply Cent$ible Nutrition is an adult direct education intervention designed to help individuals and families with limited resources shop, cook, and eat healthier on a budget. Nutrition educators guide participants through the 8-lesson hands-on series. Each lesson includes cooking a new recipe, physical activities, and interactive activities that help participants build skills and knowledge related to eating healthy, physical activity, food resource management, and food safety. Lessons are based on MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans.

The 8 lessons are: 

  1. A New Beginning
  2. Keeping Food Safe
  3. Building a Healthy Plate
  4. The Secret to Good Health
  5. Fuel Your Lifestyle
  6. Cent$ible Shopping
  7. Simple Savings
  8. Small Steps, Big Wins

Simply Cent$ible Nutrition is part of the SNAP-Ed Toolkit. More information can be found here

Intervention Materials

Materials for this intervention include:

  • Curriculum binder
    • 8 lessons, each includes:
      • Detailed lesson plans
      • Recipes
      • Physical activities
      • Background information and resources
  • Teaching materials for use during lessons
    • Activity cards
    • Visuals
    • Posters 
    • PowerPoint presentations
  • Evaluation tools
    • This curriculum is designed to work in coordination with the EFNEP Adult Questionnaire
  • Participant materials
    • Handouts* 
    • Activity sheets*
    • Suggested reinforcement items
    • Suggested Cent$ible Nutrition Program cookbook**

* These are given to implementing programs to as digital files to print as needed. A print release is included in the purchase of intervention materials for this purpose. The curriculum and teaching materials come as a printed set.

** Contact us for information about the Cent$ible Nutrition Program cookbook and options for ordering.  


Contact the Cent$ible Nutrition Program to learn more about adopting this intervention, cost, and to order. Discounts may apply for bulk orders. 

Phone: 307-766-5375


* 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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