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Welcome to Ideas For Cooking & 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 or 575-622-3210.

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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