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Welcome to Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN)

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Our Mission

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

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ICAN stands for Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition. ICAN is free, hands-on nutrition education. Participants graduate by attending at least 4 classes. Classes are 60-90 minutes and include helpful ideas for increasing physical activity. ICAN is funded by EFNEP and SNAP-Ed, and reaches limited-resource audiences in New Mexico.

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) prohibits discrimination in all of its programs and activities on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, and where applicable, sex, marital status, familial status, parental status, religion, sexual orientation, political beliefs, genetic information, reprisal, or because all or part of an individual's income is derived from any public assistance program. (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.)

Persons with disabilities who require alternative means for communication of program information (Braille, large print, audiotape, etc.) should contact USDA's TARGET Center at (202) 720-2600 (voice and TDD). To file a complaint of discrimination, write: USDA, Office of Adjudication, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250-9410 or call (866) 632-9992 (Toll-free Customer Service), (800) 877-8339 (Local or Federal relay), (866) 377-8642 (Relay voice users). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded in part by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more, call (888) 473-3676.