Food & Nutrition
Nutrition is necessary for good health and for preventing disease. The Extension Food and Nutrition Program provides practical education and information for families, youth, and consumers. Our programs deliver hands-on education focusing on food selection, food preparation, meal planning, food safety, shopping skills, and the latest research-based nutrition information.
Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN)
ICAN is free, hands-on nutrition education. Participants graduate by attending at least 4 classes. Classes run 60-90 minutes and include a physical activity. ICAN is funded by EFNEP and SNAP-Ed and focuses on reaching limited-resource audiences throughout New Mexico. Please visit the ICAN home page for more information.
A variety of free programs focused on diabetes prevention and management are offered throughout New Mexico. Please visit the Diabetes home page for more information.
Fit Families is a free, 7-week, family-friendly, pediatric referral program. Fit Families is designed to help overweight children and their families by providing hands-on activities that focus on nutrition, fitness, and self-esteem. Fit Families is funded by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and a grant from the NM Department of Health, and in part through the generosity of General Mills. Please visit the Fit Families home page for more information.
Home economists conduct a variety of food and nutrition programs designed to fit the needs of the county. Contact your local county extension office for more information about these important and useful programs.
CES Nutrition Team
for more information, please contact:
Dr. Carol Turner
New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service
MSC 3AE, PO Box 30003
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003