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Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) Mission Statement & Guiding Principles

Growers' Market Class
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Nutrition Educator, Natalie showing shoppers how to choose a cucumber

ICAN Mission Statement

ICAN's mission is to inspire New Mexico's limited resource youth and adults to make healthy food and lifestyle choices.

ICAN Guiding Principles

ICAN Improves quality of life by

  • Providing evidence-based nutrition education
  • Collaborating with community partners
  • Incorporating the Cooperative Extension community education model
  • Connecting participants with resources across New Mexico
  • Teaching practical cooking skills and basic food safety

ICAN Classes Can Help You!

  • Prepare quick and nutritious meals
  • Use new cooking skills
  • Use commodity foods more wisely
  • Store and handle food properly and safely
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Eat a variety of foods
  • Eat more whole grains, vegetables, and fruits
  • Choose lower fat foods
  • Be more physically active
  • Feed your infants and children more easily
  • Maintain a healthy weight

Helpful Links for Home and Classroom

Lydia Montoya, M.S., Program Coordinator
Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
1510 Menaul Blvd., NW Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
Fax: 505-243-1545

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