About Health and Nutrition
Nutrition makes a difference
People with limited resources often run short of food at the end of the month. Some may not realize they could make healthier choices at the store or better use of the food they bring home. Our Simply Good Eating nutrition classes provide six hours of education, assuring learning and behavior change. They are held in in a vareity of community settings and customized to meet the needs of each audience. Learn more about Simply Good Eating.
Cooking Matters™ Minnesota empowers families at risk of hunger with the skills, knowledge, and confidence to make healthy, delicious and affordable meals. It combines the expertise of Extension with the time and talents of local Chefs who teach participants how to prepare tasty meal for their families. Learn more about Cooking Matters® Minnesota.
School cafeterias are on the frontlines of improving childhood health. We offer face-to-face training for school foodservice directors and staff to improve their offerings. We also provide tools, information, and resources online to help meet the new nutrition standards in school lunch and breakfast programs. Learn more about School Foodservice Training and Resources.
Schools and farmers are collaborating to bring fresh produce to Minnesota students. We provide resources that help schools all the way from finding local farmers to planning their own garden. Cafeterias, classrooms, and communities all work together to strengthen our farms, increase school meal participation rates, and promote healthy eating habits. Learn more about Farm to School.
Is your organization looking to make a bigger impact? The Minnesota Food and Nutrition Network (MFNN) is for you! MFNN’s mission is to promote consistent, research-based nutrition messages to help Minnesotans with limited resources enjoy healthful lifestyles. Learn more about MFNN.
One out of six Americans will get sick from a foodborne illness every year, according to the latest Centers for Disease Control statistics. The Food Safety program provides training and resources on safe food handling practices from farm to fork. Learn more about Food Safety.