Extension Office


The University of Minnesota Extension Service is committed to delivering high-quality, relevant educational programs and information to Minnesota citizens and communities.


 Minnesota 4-H


  4-H is a learn-by-doing youth development program delivered throughout Minnesota.




 University of Minnesota Family Development Program

Extension's SNAP-Ed/Health and Nutrition

Univeristy of Minnesota's Extension Snap-Ed Website

University of Minnesota Extension’s SNAP-Ed program makes the healthy choice the easy choice for Minnesotans with limited financial resources.

As part of the University of Minnesota, we bring proven, effective solutions for healthful living that individuals, families, and organizations can use right away. We empower individuals and families to make healthy food and physical activity choices by working at many levels:

  • Demonstrate quick, easy, fun ways to prepare great-tasting and healthful meals
  • Strengthening local economies by teaching participants how to shop for healthy foods at area stores and farmers markets
  • Building local capacity by growing farm to school programs
  • Identifying active lifestyle choices for people of all ages where they live, work, and play
  • Help communities create and sustain environments that support and promote healthy choices

Together, we can create lasting change.

Getting Started


  • Participants living at or below 185% of poverty
  • At least 8 participants per course
  • Series of six to eight lessons
  • Multiple agencies OR one agency working in multiple ways


Supportive Systems and Environments

  • Impacts targeted to families and individuals living at or below 185% of poverty
  • Interest in influencing environments and systems to promote healthy eating and active living