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Posted by The MolinaCares Accord

The MolinaCares Accord and Cooking with Kids Help Expand Nutrition Education Throughout New Mexico

MolinaCares funds in time for back-to-school

Caroline Zubieta, (562) 951-1588 

SANTA FE, N.M. Aug. 23, 2023 The MolinaCares Accord (“MolinaCares”), in collaboration with Molina Healthcare of New Mexico (“Molina”), and Cooking with Kids (“CWK”) just launched the website, which expands free access to CWK’s nutrition education program throughout New Mexico. A MolinaCares grant to CWK was announced earlier this year to help broaden the reach of these needed resources and encourage healthier eating habits at an early age with the added benefit of encouraging bonding between children and their parents or mentors.

“MolinaCares is proud to help launch and strongly believes proper nutrition is medicine,” said Carolyn Ingram, plan president of Molina Healthcare of New Mexico. “This new website will serve as a resource for schools and families looking to teach New Mexico’s youngest generation about the importance of healthy eating with the cool perk of taste testing yummy, good-for-you dishes and sampling foods from around the world.”

The new website delivers CWK curriculum, recipes, videos, and inspiration for kids and adults looking to learn about how food is grown – farm to table – and different ways of preparing, seasoning, and presenting dishes, all lessons that will last a lifetime. BIG little Project provides resources unique to CWK that support, facilitate, and nurture positive culinary experiences.

“Cooking with Kids is honored to partner with MolinaCares in this exciting new project,” said Anna Farrier, executive director of Cooking with Kids. “We actively use our nutrition education materials with more than 6,000 kids in northern New Mexico, and we know that when kids help prepare healthy foods, they are more likely to eat and enjoy them. With MolinaCares’ support, the BIG little Project can now serve as a platform to share this rich library of resources with the entire state of New Mexico.”

To learn more about how MolinaCares is supporting New Mexico families, please visit

About The MolinaCares Accord

Established by Molina Healthcare, Inc., The MolinaCares Accord oversees a community investment platform created to improve the health and well-being of disadvantaged populations by funding meaningful, measurable, and innovative programs and solutions that improve health, life, and living in local communities. The MolinaCares Accord funds such measures through The Molina Healthcare Charitable Foundation, a 501(c)(3) established in 2020 by Molina Healthcare, Inc.

About Molina Healthcare of New Mexico

Molina Healthcare of New Mexico has been providing government-funded, quality health care since 1998. The Company serves members through Medicare and Health Insurance Marketplace programs throughout New Mexico. Through its locally operated health plans, Molina Healthcare, Inc., a FORTUNE 500 company, served approximately 5.2 million members as of June 30, 2023. For more information about Molina Healthcare of New Mexico, visit

About Cooking with Kids

Founded in 1995, Cooking with Kids educates and empowers children and families to make healthy food choices through hands-on learning with fresh, affordable foods. Cooking with Kids provides lessons to more than 6,000 kids in northern New Mexico in school classrooms and cafeterias. For more information, visit

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