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Welcome to Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN)

What is ICAN?

ICAN offers free nutrition education to New Mexicans with limited economic resources.

At every hands-on session, you'll engage in a fun food activity and a simple physical activity.

You may receive recipes, an exercise DVD, and other fun and useful items.

With ICAN you can learn how to:

  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Store and handle food safely
  • Be more physically active
  • Eat a variety of nutritious foods
  • Maintain a healthy weight
  • Prepare quick and nutritious meals that your family will love!

ICAN is funded primarily by SNAP-Ed and EFNEP.

ICAN is a program of New Mexico State University's Cooperative Extension Service.

Learn more about ICAN

To learn more about the ICAN program in your county, contact your local extension office at 575-356-4417.

You may also visit the ICAN website.

ICAN's mission

ICAN's mission is to reduce nutritional health disparities in New Mexico and make a measurable positive impact on the well-being of our communities by facilitating series of research-based, hands-on nutrition experiences with adults and youth.

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