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By Seth Romsa
Staff Writer 

Washakie County Extension hires new Cent$ible Nutrition educator

 

June 13, 2019

Seth Romsa

Angela Michel

WORLAND – The University of Wyoming Extension (UWE) recently welcomed Angela Michel to its Washakie County office as the new Cent$ible Nutrition educator, and Hot Springs County SNAP-Ed.

Michel has a background in education and is currently enrolled in the National Nutrition Certification Program through Utah State University.

The goal of the Cent$ible Nutrition Program is to "help families eat better for less." By attending classes at the local UW Extension Office, participants can learn how to improve their families' diets and increase their ability to manage food budgets and related resources such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits.

Cent$ible Nutrition also teaches basic nutrition concepts, food-buying skills and proper food safety and storage.

"We are really fortunate to have fairly close access to nutritious food with grocery stores, the food bank, farmers markets and the community garden, yet many people in the general population believe that eating healthy is too expensive," Michel said. "Nutrition education is a critical component in improving food security within our community."

Classes are free for those who qualify. Participants receive a computerized diet analysis and a cookbook filled with low-cost, nutritious recipes at no charge.

For more information, or to register for the upcoming Cent$ible Nutrition classes, call Michel at (307) 347-3431 or stop by the local UW Extension Office.

 
 

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