Stories from 2020

The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is fortunate to have great partnerships across the state with organizations such a University of Wyoming Extension, food pantries, community gardens, and more. Together, we work on projects that help make our communities the healthiest they can be. This is our space to share successes from across the state. 

Blue plastic tub with a sign on the front

Healthy Donations Campaign Supports Basin Food Pantry

December 2020- A new healthy food donation campaign in Basin is working to provide healthy food options for clients of the Basin Food Pantry. Read more

Apple slices, carrots, and green herbs on a wooden cutting board.

Branching Out: CNP Explores New Ways to Offer Programming

October 2020- In Laramie County, a CNP educator is teaching classes online to clients at partner agencies with plans to start more this fall. Read more

Flatbed trailer with boxes of fresh fruits and vegetables.

Fresh food donation, collection efforts benefit Laramie County residents

September 2020- In Laramie County, CNP and the Cheyenne Rotary After Hours Club are working together to coordinate fresh food donations to Needs Inc., a food pantry, that helps store and distribute the produce. Read more

Raised bed garden with small plants inside.

Growing Green Thumbs in Laramie County (A COVID-19 Story)

June 2020- In Laramie County, six early care and education centers are working with CNP educators to start gardens. Involving kids in gardening is a great way to encourage kids to try new foods and be active. Read more.

Community Gardening for Resilience in Sheridan (A COVID-19 Story)

June 2020- In 2019, CNP educator Lori Dickinson, the Sheridan County Extension Office, and community members started a community garden. The garden is set to grow again this year with the goal of helping support the community in light of the impact of COVID-19. Read more

Two women standing beside a truck with boxes of food

Bringing Community Together in Platte County (A COVID-19 Story)

May 2020- When COVID-19 shut down Wyoming in March 2020, CNP educator Mary Evans reached out to her community partners to create digital resources to bring her community together. Read more

Volunteers planting seedlings

Billboards Promote Health & Fitness on the Wind River Indian Reservation

April 2020- Two billboards featuring a Native American in full traditional dance regalia is helping share a message about the importance of health and physical activity one Wind River Indian Reservation. Read more.

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* 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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