Cooking is a SNAP is an in-person culinary nutrition education course where participants practice food preparation skills to make cooking and eating at home easier and more rewarding. In this course, participants also practice a variety of ways to increase daily physical activity, and share smart shopping strategies to help save money in the family food budget. This curriculum is an evidence-based program that is part of USDA's SNAP-Ed toolkit.
Past participants in this course report:
- Eating more fruits and vegetables.
- Eating less saturated fat, sodium, and added sugar.
- Increased confidence to shop for and prepare healthier meals at home.
- Achieving the recommended 30 minutes of physical activity most days of the week.
Getting more information
This course is currently being offered exclusively by University of Minnesota Extension SNAP-Ed and EFNEP programs.
If you are a nutrition educator who is interested in the Cooking is a SNAP curriculum, contact Betsy Johnson (firstname.lastname@example.org) to learn more out the current pilot project.
Cooking is a SNAP is now featured in the SNAP-Ed toolkitLearn more
Reviewed in 2020