Weld County and Colorado State University Extension have hired Jannet Espinoza and Linda Stanfield as peer educators for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program — Education.
Both Espinoza and Stanfield recently received extensive training at Colorado State University and will be responsible for conducting community classes in nutrition, food safety, stretching food dollars and the importance of physical activity in Weld County.
“Besides teaching how to eat healthy,” said Stanfield, “I love that participants will be able to see for themselves how they can and will change how they eat, plan and shop for food, and increase their physical activity.”
Espinoza said the information she and Stanfield present will be crucial to the health of Weld County participants.
“The research based information from Colorado State University that we will be teaching in our classes will have a definite impact on people’s lives,” said Espinoza, “especially for pregnant women and young mothers.”
SNAP-Ed classes are free to those who qualify.
Throughout the lessons, participants will receive food thermometers, water bottles, measuring cups and spoons, grocery lists, and a cookbook filled with low-cost, easy-to-prepare, nutritious recipes.
For more information on the classes, or to register for upcoming SNAP-Ed classes, call Joel Lindau at 970-690-7618 or stop by the Weld County CSU Extension Office, 525 N. 15th Ave. in Greeley.