ICAN (Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition)
Ideas for Cooking and Nutrition (ICAN) is a federally-funded Program managed through the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service. ICAN is the umbrella name for two similar programs that are administered in Bernalillo County. Both programs provide a free educational service for families, individuals, or seniors on a limited income. Classes are "hands-on" and taught by paraprofessional Nutrition Educators, who come from the communities we serve.
I CAN participants learn:
ICAN classes are for adults or youth in group settings. To bring ICAN Classes to your school, organization or worksite; or if you would like more information about the Bernalillo County ICAN Program, contact Donna.
ICAN Calendar -- Adult Classes
Meet Our ICAN Nutrition Education Team
Register For A Class
Our classes are free and open to qualified families, individuals and seniors only.
To qualify, you must:
To register, please:
Classoom Resources: Donna's Picks
TEACHERS! Check out our ICAN Coordinator's favorite classroom resources!
ICAN in Action
Every student at Chaparral Elementary School in Albuquerque proudly received a certificate from the ICAN program this year! Read more. They are among the 2,000 students in Albuquerque and 15,200 students across the state this year who have completed the nutrition program from New Mexico State University Cooperative Extension Service nutrition educators. See video.
Donna Sauter, M.S., R.D., L.D.