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Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives

FScN 2002 Cooking on a Student’s Budget (1 credit)
Mondays: 11:00am - 2:00pm OR 3:00 - 6:00pm | McNeal Hall

LEARN HOW TO COOK! FScN 2002 - Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives: Cooking on a Student’s Budget aims to teach students the basic skills to be confident home cooks and knowledgeable about the preparation of tasty and nutritional foods. (1 credit, lab only)

View fall 2014 course syllabus here: Cooking on a Student's Budget, Lab only, 1-credit  

FScN 2001 A Food System Approach to Cooking (3 credits)


INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE ABOUT YOUR FOOD SYSTEM? FScN 2001 - A Food System Approach to Cooking will provide students with the knowledge, critical thinking and technical skills necessary to make food choices based on nutritional, environmental, and local and global societal issues.

View spring 2014 course syllabus here: 
A Food System Approach to Cooking, Lec/lab, 3-credit

For questions or more information on
Food System Approach to Cooking or Cooking on a Student’s Budget, contact Kristine Igo, Associate Director of the Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives Institute, / 612.625.8693


Learn to Cook!
1 Credit Lab!

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CityPages food blogger Mecca Bos in her most recent write-up feels that HFHL's FScN 2002, "Cooking on a Students Budget", ought to be a requirement before anyone ever even gets to go to college". Read here.


FScN 2002
Healthy Foods, Healthy Lives:
Cooking on a Student's Budget
Questions? Contact Kris (
Click here for more details and to view course syllabus.

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More U of M Events

Check the UMN's calendar of events for potential campus events related to food, health, and agriculture.

Sustainability Studies events

Institute on the Environment events

CFANS events

Institute for Advanced Study, 2010-2012 University Symposium: Abundance and Scarcity, Calendar of Events

School of Public Health events 

Community Events

Minnesota Sustainable Communities Network NextStep Events Calendar

Student Resources

Check the Student Resources page for info about other food, health and agriculture-related student organizations, internships and volunteer opportunities.