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.

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

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.