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Cooperative Extension Service
Bernalillo County
Food, Nutrition, & ICAN

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Bernalillo County
Cooperative Extension Service

1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW
Albuquerque, NM 87107
Phone: 505-243-1386
844-409-0562 (Toll Free)
Fax: 505-243-1545

Food, Nutrition, & ICAN News

New Page! - Holiday Food Resources
See the new page for these tips (including recipes from the Nov. 6 Health Holiday Dishes cooking class) and favorite recipes, many from past Holiday Cooking Classes:

If you have any questions,
call 505-243-1386
or email:


Happy Holiday Baking recipe book cover with various holiday baked good

Native New Mexican Holiday Foods Cover with photo various empanaditas, tamales, and decorations on a table

Candy Making recipe booklet cover with photo of various chocolate candies in brown fluted holders

Bread Baking 101 Cover with photo of a loaf of bread sitting on a cutting board

New Recipe Booklets!

Happy Holidays Baking
All about pie making, special breads, confections, and other goodies.

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Native New Mexican Holiday Foods
A collection for your holiday enjoyment. Cook these favorite treats with family and friends.

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Candy Making
Ten sweet favorites to try this holiday season. Recipes from past candy-making classes.

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Bread Baking 101
Basics of bread making includes tips for high-altitude adjustments for quick breads. A favorite during holiday baking season.

2020 Save The Dates - Family & Consumer Sciences Calendar
See *New!* below: New Cooking Classes added in February, March, and April.

2020 WINTER WELLNESS - Scheduled Cooking Classes

2020 SPRING - Save the Dates

Note: Reservations (and Pre-payments where applicable) are required for all classes
For additional details, visit Food, Nutrition, & ICAN Classes for individual class listings below, and check back for updates.

New! - FCS Winter Classes Brochure
News and Events, Classes and Workshops, and Spring Save the Dates - (Click here to download the brochure). Check back for updates on the Health, Wellness, and Family Life page and on the Food, Nutrition, and ICAN page for individual class details, recipes, healthy lifestyle tips, and more.

2020 Winter Brochure Cover with snowshoers and text Winter Wellness

*Posted* - Recipes from the Nov. 6 Healthy Holiday Dishes Cooking Class - Click the name of each item to visit each recipe's page (external site).

*Recall* - Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose Flour
General Mills has issued a recall on five pound bags with a better if used by date of September 6, 2020. All other types of their Gold Medal Flour are not affected by this recall. (Click here to read more)

  • Gold Medal Unbleached All Purpose 5LB Flour
    • Package UPC: 000-16000-19610-0
    • Recalled Better if Used by Date: 06SEP2020KC

In The News - Food Preservation
Hunting season is in full swing! Check this quick and easy recipe for jerky [outside link] out, shared by our own Nicole Jacobs on a recent episode of New Mexico Living.

Food, Nutrition, & ICAN Classes

Dec. 11 - Wine Tasting for the Holidays - Los Ranchos de Albuquerque
Limited to 30 attendees, CLASS IS FULL.

Wednesday, 12/11/19, 6 PM-8 PM. Learn the Art of Wine Tasting, by Dr. Gill Giese. This is a ticketed event. Reservations: CLASS IS FULL (Call 505-243-1386 to speak to, or leave a message for, John Garlisch). Fee: $20 (pay by cash or check payable to NMSU). 2019 Los Ranchos Farm and Garden Series. Demonstrations, Workshops, & Lectures. Location: (Click for map): Larry P. Abraham Agri-Nature Center, 4920 Rio Grande Blvd NW, 87107.


2020 Master Food Preserver Certification Course
Two part program consisting of 8 weekly webinars followed by a 3-day face-to-face lab class. (Click for brochure). Fee: $160 covers Manuals, Materials, & Supplies; does not include lodging or transportation to Las Cruces for Part II Face-to-Face course work.

  • Part I - Friday Webinars (Online):
    12 PM-1:30 PM, Fridays, Jan. 24 - Mar. 20, 2020.
  • Part II - Hands-On Lab (Las Cruces):
    8 AM-5 PM, Mar. 25 & 26; and 8 AM - Noon, Mar. 27, 2020

Click for webpage to find registrations links (one for each Part).

February 6 - Chinese Food Favorites - Albuquerque
02/06/2020, Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM. Shortly after celebrating the Lunar New Year, come learn basics of Chinese cooking. Participants will make egg rolls, pot stickers, egg drop soup, and a main dish. Kids 8 & older welcome. NMSU BernCo CES Lab (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107 Cost: $10 Lab Fee. RSVP Required: Call 505-243-1386, or email:

March 25 - Healthy Breakfasts - Albuquerque
03/25/2020, Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM. Lab Learn new, healthy options for this Most Important Meal of the Day. Start your mornings with powerful, satisfying meals. All are welcome. Location: NMSU BernCo CES Lab (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107. Cost: $10 Lab Fee. RSVP Required: Call 505-243-1386, or email:

April 16 - Cooking with Herbs and Spices - Save the Date 04/16/2020, Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM. Location: NMSU BernCo CES Lab (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107. Check back for more info.

More Online Resources

* NEW * - Extension Program Webinars Now Online!

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:
Upcoming webinars and previously recorded webinars are listed.

As seen on KRQE

MIND Diet for Alzheimers - what to eat images of fruit vegetables and various food groups

Watch the episode here: [Note: External link).
...or contact Dianne Christensen to discuss any questions at 505-243-1386 or email:

  • NOW: Nutrition On Weekends
    Food insecurity - lacking consistent access to enough food for an active, healthy life for all household members is an ongoing challenge affecting 30% of youth in New Mexico. No child should ever have to go hungry, and you can be involved in making this change.
    Please consider donating at the link above to help support NOW.

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