Cooking is a SNAP
Cooking is a SNAP is an in-person culinary nutrition education course where participants practice food preparation skills to make cooking and eating at home easier and more rewarding. In this course, participants also practice a variety of ways to increase daily physical activity, and share smart shopping strategies to help save money in the family food budget.
Past participants in this course report:
- Eating more fruits and vegetables.
- Eating less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar.
- Increased confidence to shop for and prepare healthier meals at home.
- Achieving the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Getting More Information
This course is currently being offered exclusively by University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs. To find out if there is a class scheduled near you, contact us.
If your agency or organization is interested in partnering with Extension to offer this course, contact us to learn more.If you are a nutrition educator who is interested in the Cooking is a SNAP curriculum, contact Betsy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more out the current pilot project.
Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) — Helping Minnesotans with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice.
Healthy Bodies — The eating habits and activity patterns learned within families remain with us throughout our lives.