Wind River efforts prompt Educator of the Year award

Kelly Pingree portrait
Kelly Pingree

Cent$ible Nutrition Program educator Kelly Pingree received the program’s Educator of the Year award.

Pingree, who serves the Wind River Indian Reservation, was presented the honor in December during the University of Wyoming Extension’s training conference.

CNP director Mindy Meuli notes Pingree’s program had 79 graduates and a 44 percent increase in participant physical activity last year. The CNP curriculum has 17 hands-on lessons.

Meuli says Pingree serves on the Shoshone Cultural Foods project committee, is planning a gardening project in partnership with the Eastern Shoshone 477 Program, and has helped with a number of policy, system, and environmental changes at the Warm Valley Senior Center.