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Food and Nutrition

Healthy recipes and cooking videos

Get inspiration for new recipes to try at home with your family.

Get recipes and watch videos

Grocery discount

UCare members can save on pre-qualified healthy food including milk, whole-grain bread, lean meat, eggs, vegetables and more using their Healthy Benefits+ Visa card.

Learn about discounts

Food access referrals

Connect with local food resources through the Second Harvest Heartland Care Center. Members can get help applying for SNAP benefits and finding food in their community and more.

Call Second Harvest Heartland at 651-401-1411 or 1-866-844-FOOD (toll free) or email

Resources to find and afford healthy foods

SNAP application
See if you qualify for financial help to buy healthy foods.

Twin Cities Mobile Market
A grocery store on wheels that brings healthy food options to neighborhoods with few grocery shopping options. Anyone can shop!

Food shelves
Help is available across the state for those who need food assistance.

Fare for All
Find a location where you can buy low-cost food packs with healthy meats and produce.

Minnesota Grown Foods and Minnesota Farmers' Markets
Find locally grown foods.

Planning and preparing healthy meals

How to shop on a budget
University of Minnesota Extension

Eat Smart and Stretch Your Food Dollars

Eat More Fruits and Vegetables (PDF)

Tools and Calculators

Calculate your weight with the Calorie Counter 

Calculate Your Body Fat