CMC, Valley Settlement Project, area elementary schools work together to present nutrition workshops
Jody Powell, a Carbondale-based naturopathic doctor, led a series of three workshops earlier in December, teaching low-income women how to both eat healthier foods and to stay within a budget. Here, Powell leads a workshop at Basalt Elementary School on Dec. 9. The workshops were coordinated by Colorado Mountain College, which partnered with the Valley Settlement Project and area elementary schools.
In December, three nutrition workshops taught throughout the mid and lower Roaring Fork Valley taught participants how to make healthy food choices, how to avoid food with pesticides and how to purchase nutritious food on a budget. For many of those attending, this might have been the first time they ever have heard this information.
Dec. 8 and 9, more than 65 participants – mostly Latina mothers from Basalt, Carbondale and Glenwood Springs – took part in one of three nutrition workshops. Called Su Comida, Su Vida (Your Food, Your Life), the sessions were translated into Spanish and led by Jody Powell, a Carbondale naturopathic doctor who specializes in family nutrition and is teaching a series of healthy living workshops at Colorado Mountain College this spring.
A partnership, sharing information
The nutrition workshops originated with Jill Ziemann, who directs several Colorado Mountain College programs for economically challenged community members. Ziemann discovered that CMC had some Colorado Trust grant money that was available.
According to Adrian Fielder, an instructional chair at Colorado Mountain College in Carbondale, the funds were specifically dedicated to teaching lower-income Read more