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Let’s Cook and Eat Healthy

Let’s Cook and Eat Healthy is a partner education workshop for direct support professionals, foster parents, and others who work with low-income clients. Participants will gain knowledge and learn skills for healthy eating and active living. They can then pass on what they learned to their clients, participants, or foster children.


Participants in this program will learn how to:

Space and Time Requirements

This program consists of a 6-hour workshop held in a kitchen setting. The session can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and within reason to fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency.

More Information

Let’s Cook and Eat Healthy was developed by staff and educators with University of Minnesota Extension. Content is based on the USDA’s MyPlate food guide and other food preparation principles.

To find out more about this program or explore the possibilities of this program being offered at your agency, contact the SNAP-Ed Team.

Related resources

Toolkits and Resources: Cooking is a SNAP — Find out about the culinary nutrition education course where participants practice food preparation skills to make cooking and eating at home easier and more rewarding.

Energizers for Nutrition Education — Short group activity ideas for educators to get participants of all ages moving in a class, conference, or business meeting environment. Training is available on Classroom Energizers.

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