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. Let us know how we can work together to make a difference.
- Fill out this contact form.
- Contact one of our Extension educators.
- Find a member of the SNAP-Ed Team near you.
- Visit the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Directory for the contact information of the Hennepin and Ramsey County EFNEP staff.
- 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).