Family and Consumer Sciences

Better Living through Learning

Here you learn about the programs and information we can provide about Family and Consumer Sciences in Santa Fe County.

Thrive! A Wellness Conference

Thrive Workshop Poster

Family and Consumer Science Programs introduces Thrive! A Wellness Conference for Creating and Maintaining Health, Happiness and Courage

Thursday, October 18th from 6pm to 8:30pm and Friday, October 19th from 9am to 12:15pm * One Event $15.00 * Both events $25.00

  • Hosted by NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service
  • Conference presented at: 1510 Menaul Ext. Bvd NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107-1026

  • Phone:505-243-1386

Schedule of workshops include:

  • THURSDAY EVENING:
  • The Productivity Factor
  • Chocolate Therapy
  • Re-Purpose and Redecorate
  • Couples Communication
  • Fermented Foods
  • Insta-Pot Cooking

  • FRIDAY WORKSHOPS:

  • Banking Safely
  • Living with Loss
  • Insta-Pot and Airless Frying
  • Managing Arthritis
  • Eating Healthy for Mind and Body
  • Aging In Place
  • Seven Successful Habits

Kitchen Creations

A cooking school for people with diabetes

Free series of 2 cooking classes!

  • Learn to plan and prepare meals that help manage diabetes.
  • Receive a free manual and cookbooks.
  • Date: February 7th and 14th, 2019
  • Time: 9:00am to 1:30pm
  • Where: New Presbyterian Hospital, Santa Fe Medical Center, 4801 Beckner Road, Santa Fe, NM 87507
  • Pre-registration is required. Must be 18 and over
  • Please call: 505-471-4711

Master Food Preservers Series

What is the Master Food Preserver Program?

The NMSU Cooperative Extension Master Food Preservation program trains individuals to become food preservation educators for their communities. The course uses researched-based methods and information along with hands-on experience to train participants on proper food preservation techniques.

If you are interested in enrolling please send me your mailing address and I will send you a packet of information. The cost to attend the full program and become certified is $150. You will receive books, as well as hands-on classes and be required to provide volunteer hours. Your certification will last for three years.

For more information and when the next series will be scheduled please contact Cydney Martin at: 471-4711 or cydneym@nmsu.edu

Classes are held at the Santa Fe County Fairgrounds, 3229 Rodeo Rd, Santa Fe, NM

Aging in Place

What does being older mean? What is known about the aging process? Knowledge and beliefs about aging shape how we age, where we should live as we age and how we treat others who are older.

Below is a link to more information and video on what an Aging in Place specialist does and how to choose one.