Are you ready for Real Food?

Real Food logo with hand-drawn look, second O in FOOD is pattern of fruits, vegetables.

 

UW Extension invites Niobrara and Converse county residents to make their own tortillas, granola, meatballs, and other recipes during the Real Food five-week healthy eating and cooking program in Lusk and Douglas.

 

The free series starts Tuesday April 18 at the Niobrara County Fairgrounds. Classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m. every week through May 16.

 

The free series starts Wednesday April 19 at the Douglas campus of Eastern Wyoming College. Classes are 5:30-7:30 p.m. every week through May 17.

 

Participants learn nutrition basics and what healthy eating really means, said Denise Smith, UW Extension nutrition and food safety educator. The goal is to get started preparing and eating more fresh fruits, vegetables, whole grains and local meat and eggs, she said.

 

Activities cover these and other “Real Food” topics:

  • distinguishing whole foods from processed
  • decoding ingredient lists and embracing nutrition labels
  • avoiding untrue packaging claims
  • planning menus and keeping within a budget.

 

The program is sponsored by the John P. “Jack” Ellbogen Foundation. For more information, contact Smith at (307) 334-3534 or desmith@uwyo.edu.