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.
Health and Nutrition contributes to the following areas of public value:
- 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 built environments and systems support food literacy, active living, and healthy food access.
We all have a part to play in improving the health of Minnesotans.
- Partner with us. Fill out this contact form or contact one of our Extension educators, 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 known 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.
- The Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners curriculum is still available to download.
- "Energizers for Simply Good Eating" are now Energizers for Nutrition Education.
Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network — Contact us to join this listserv and connect with other health- and nutrition-focused professionals.
Health and Nutrition Team — Find contact information for Health and Nutrition leadership, Extension educators, SNAP-Ed educators, EFNEP community nutrition educators, and other program staff.