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Cooperative Extension Service
NMSU-Bernalillo County
Health, Wellness, & Family Life

Contact Us

NMSU-Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386 | 844-409-0562
Fax: 505-243-1545
Email: bernalillo@nmsu.edu
URL: https://bernalilloextension.nmsu.edu

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  • Online Extension Program Sessions - Webinars
    Family and Consumer Science webinars are now available for viewing on all your devices. Learn from NMSU's Extension educators via the NMSU Extension webpage: https://efcs.nmsu.edu/extension-family-and-con.html.
    Upcoming webinars and previously recorded webinars are listed.

Events & Classes

Craft a Healthy Lifestyle in 2020!

  • Apr. 8, 15, 22, & 29 - Kitchen Creations - Albuquerque
    04/08/2020-04/29/2020, Wednesdays, 9 AM-12 PM. Type 2 Diabetes Cooking School (4-Class Series). Informative and very practical series of cooking classes are helpful and fun! Learn to effectively manage your diabetes from a Registered Dietician, and get hands on experience in the kitchen preparing healthy recipes from a Home Economist. Location: BernCo CES Lab, (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW. Reservations: Call 505-243-1386, or email bernalillo@nmsu.edu.

Food Safety


Upon Request

Contact Cindy Davies, or call 505-243-1386 to discuss!

Online Resources

Games for Kids!

  • Ninja Kitchen: teaches principles of food safety. Award winner!
  • Science Pirates: builds better understanding of science processes and food safety.

Disaster Preparedness


Upon Request
  • Preparing You and Your Household for Emergencies
    Contact Cindy Davies, or call 505-243-1386 to discuss!

Child & Family


Upon Request

Contact Cindy Davies, or call 505-243-1386 to discuss!

Online Resources

Clothing & Textiles


Upon Request
  • Sewing Basics
    Contact Cindy Davies, or call 505-243-1386 to discuss!

Online Resources

  • NMSU Publications:

    • Apparel Textiles and Care
    • Clothing
    • Clothing Construction
    • Personal Appearance
    • Selection

Consumer Education & Family Finance

Online Resources

  • Small Steps to Health & Wealth: consumers will be motivated to implement behavior change strategies that simultaneously improve their health and personal finances.

  • Investing in Your Future: for beginning investors.

  • Financial Security Later in Life: participants evaluate their legal status related to later life issues, develop a personal action plan, and take important steps to safeguard their families(TM) financial future.

  • Home of My Own - Mi Propia Casa: potential homeowners gain the most up-to-date information on the home-buying process.

  • Dollar Decision$: a short budgeting lesson plan, with Spanish version of manual and DVD available.

  • Who Gets Grandma's Yellow Pie Plate?: death is a such an unpleasant topic that many would like to avoid thinking - let alone "planning" - for it. Inadequate inheritance planning may lead to family conflict. This curriculum provides a guidelines on transferring personal property.

  • America Saves: one focus: how to start, increase and maintain savings.

  • High School Financial Planning Program: a free financial education program geared for high school students by National Endowment for Financial Education. Designed for a total course package with teacher's manual, student workbook, interactive website game available.

  • National eXtension provides online courses and a platform for the public to ask questions:

    • Financial Success: Recovery after Bankruptcy
    • Investing for Farm Families
    • Love Your Money
    • Planeando un retiro seguro
    • Take the Road to Financial Security in Later Life
    • Future Millionaires Youth
    • Future 4-H Millionaires Club
    • Getting Motivated for Estate Planning
    • Who will Get Grandpa's farm
    • Getting Ready for Estate Planning
    • Military Families Learning Network Personal Finance


Online Resources

  • Extension Family and Consumer Science Webinars
    No time to attend programs? Now you can watch informative webinars for your Extension experts! Access information about future and past (recorded) webinars here:

  • Recourded Webinars (a sample):

    • How to Get a $500 Per Month Raise Without Asking Your Boss! - Recorded October 16, 2019
    • Making the Most of Family Meals
    • What's Your Risk? - Prevent Type 2 Diabetes
    • How Caregiving Changes your Relationships
    • Improve your Credit Score and SAVE $100s every Month!
    • Building Healthy Relationships through Healthy Communication
    • Why Resolutions Fail and how to Create Goals that Work
    • Creating a Mindset of Wellness