The Cent$ible Nutrition Program helps families eat better for less. Through a series of free classes, participants learn about nutrition, MyPlate, menu planning, feeding infants and young children, healthy lifestyles and the importance of being physically active. Classes also include hands-on cooking and shopping skills. Participants that qualify receive a free Cent$ible Nutrition cookbook.
- Bridger Valley - Call (307) 782-7432 x 32 or email Beth for more information.
- Evanston - Currently we have several classes going. Please contact us at (307) 783-0570 or email Beth to find a class to fit your schedule.
Ashley & Connie enjoyed experimenting with new recipes while learning to make their food dollars go further.
Featured Recipe - Chicken Tortilla Soup with Spinach & Corn
|2 teaspoons canola oil
1 medium onion, chopped
3 cups chicken broth
1 cup frozen or canned corn
4 cups fresh spinach (or 10 oz frozen)
2 cups diced cooked chicken breast
|1/2 cup Homemade salsa (page 182)
Juice of 1 lime
salt and pepper
¼ cup cilantro, chopped
1 ounce tortilla chips, crushed
- Heat oil over medium heat and saute onion until translucent.
- Add chicken broth, corn, and spinach. Reduce heat and cook 3 minutes. Add chicken, salsa, and lime juice. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
- Serve with cilantro and crushed tortilla chips garnished on top.
Cent$ible Nutrition in the Community
Marty Moose, a mangy moose curriculum from the University of Wyoming, was taught to 3rd graders through UCSD #1.
Marty delivers a message that “Kids need to romp and play while eating healthy”. Through hands-on activities, Marty Moose helps Beth, Cent$ible Nutrition Educator and Dawn, 4-H/Youth Educator from the Uinta County Extension Office, teach youth over a five lesson series about MyPlate. They learn about healthy food choices and variety in each of the food groups, hand washing, and also the importance of physical activity.
Each lesson is concluded with a healthy snack that youth can eat and a recipe that they can take home and share with their families.
This program can be adapted for other youth groups so contact us at (307) 783-0570 or email Beth to see how we can help with your group.
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