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Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners

Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners is an educational program designed to help English Language Learners plan healthy meals, understand and practice basic food safety, and stretch their food dollars when shopping.


This program seeks to help English Language Learners and adults with low literacy change behaviors in 13 food preparation and consumption areas. For example, participants will learn to:

Class sessions include a variety of activities to reinforce what participants learn in the program, as well as share their own knowledge, experience, and customs about food.

Space and Time Requirements

This program includes 13 class sessions ranging in length from 45 minutes to about 2.5 hours. Sessions can be adapted to meet the learning needs of participants, and within reason fit the space and time needs of the partnering agency. Sessions may include time for sampling or cooking foods.

More Information

Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners was developed by University of Minnesota Extension and draws on resources of the University Department of Food Science and Nutrition, the Minnesota Department of Human Services, the United States Department of Agriculture, and Minnesota counties and local agencies.

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: Simply Good Eating for English Language Learners — Free downloadable curriculum for nutrition educators to teach basic nutrition to those who are learning the English language or have low literacy.

MyPlate for My Family — This educational program is designed to guide adults with limited reading skills in eating healthier foods and increasing physical activity.

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