About Health and Nutrition
University of Minnesota Extension Health and Nutrition Programs improve food literacy, physical activity, and healthy food access for Minnesotans to promote health and reduce disparities using University resources and proven educational and engagement strategies.
The public value of the Health and Nutrition Programs are as follows:
- Minnesotans have the ability to make healthier nutrition and physical activity choices.
- Providers from community agencies and institutions competently support clients and community members in positive nutrition and physical activity choices.
- Collaborations and networks maximize resources and capacity to support a culture of food literacy, active living, and healthy food access.
- Community agencies, institutions and services purposefully adopt, practice and engage clients in norms and policies promoting healthy eating and active living.
- Local, regional and statewide policies are advisedly adopted whereby food and build environments and systems support food literacy, active living, and healthy food access.
We’re only as successful as the people we partner with.
We all have a part to play in improving the health of Minnesotans.
- Partner with us. Fill out this contact form and let us know how we can work together to make a difference.
- Volunteer. Visit the Volunteer page of Cooking Matters® Minnesota or contact CeAnn Klug (firstname.lastname@example.org; 651-704-2074).
- Make a financial contribution. Donate to Extension.
Looking for Simply Good Eating?
The nutrition education programs formerly referred to as "Simply Good Eating" are now called by their federal names: SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) and Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). The Simply Good Eating curriculum has been discontinued. Energizers for Simply Good Eating are now Energizers for Nutrition Education.
Nutrition in Minnesota — Why investing in nutrition education is so important.
Nutrition for the Underserved: The Implications — Results from focus groups with limited resource individuals. Highlights implications for four different cultural groups.