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Public Health Nutrition Programs Receive Training at UTTC
Janurary 12, 2016

By Wanda Agnew, UTTC Culinary Arts/Foodservice Instructor

United Tribes Land Grant Extension conducted two days of training Sept. 22-23 for staff members of 30 intertribal WIC Programs.  The session focused federal regulations, nutrition education, and food issuance for the ultimate goal of improving family health.

UTTC Extension hosted WIC trainings previously in 2004 and 2005. This session came from an agreement through USDA’s Mountain Plains Food and Nutrition Services office in Denver.

Land Grant staff members Wanda Agnew, Mara Yborra and Jamie McLeod organized the sessions around the educational objectives to improve understanding and competency in the field.

Seventeen registrants took part, representing six different tribes. They learned anthropometric measures and hemoglobin screening for infants, children and pregnant women. Two additional training sessions are planned for 2016.

This kind of adult learning, CEU training opportunity fits the UTTC Land Grant mission to connect Mother Earth with health through the kitchen table and allows public health WIC providers to see the positive nutrition training facilities UTTC Extension offers.

WIC training staffers and participants at UTTC

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