A Platte County Cent$ible Nutrition Program (CNP) educator has been recognized for her positive attitude, mentorship and community partnership and has received the Linda Melcher Award from the University of Wyoming Extension.
Mary Evans started a community garden, developed a weekend food bag program, helped pilot the Real Kids, Real Skills, Real Meals curriculum for middle school students and provided direct education to the Wyoming Cowboy Academy.
CNP is administered through UW Extension and is a cooking and nutrition program that serves families and individuals with limited resources in Wyoming. The award is named in honor of the past CNP director who developed the Cent$ible Nutrition Program in Wyoming. The award goes to an educator who embodies the spirit and essence of CNP.
Evans was able to create online instruction during COVID-19 and made herself available to other educators and clients.
A co-worker shared that Evans is passionate about her duties to make healthy living the easy choice for all in the community and takes great pride in her work.