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Cooperative Extension Service
NMSU-Bernalillo County
Food, Nutrition, & ICAN

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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

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  • Craft A Healthier Lifestyle in 2020 - Video
    Click to read below and access the video on KRQE's New Mexico Living webpage.

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  • New! - Hearty New Mexican Soups and Stews - Recipe Booklet
    Perfect for winter meals, try these favorites recipes that are sure to warm you up. Previously available for Cindy Schlenker-Davies' winter cooking classes; now in PDF format (with clickable links in the table of contents).

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Events & Classes

  • Mar. 25 - Healthy Breakfasts - Albuquerque
    03/25/2020, Wednesday, 9-11:30 AM. 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:
  • Apr. 16 - Cooking with Herbs and Spices - Albuquerque
    04/16/20, Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM. Location: NMSU BernCo CES Lab (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107. Check back for more info. 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:

Quick Links

  • KRQE's "New Mexico Living" Episodes - External Site Video
    NMSU Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension staff share health and nutrition tips on monthly episodes of KRQE's "New Mexico Living." Here are a few favorites:

Dianne Christensen appearing on the KRQE's January 27 episode of New Mexico Living and speaking with the host about how we can Craft a Healthier Lifestyle in 2020

Dianne Christensen
Family & Consumer
Sciences Agent

Alzheimer's Awareness Poster titled The Mind Diet, with text and pictures grains, fruits, and vegetables. 3 portions of whole grains a day. 1 dark green salad and 1 other vegetable a day. Berries at least twice a week. At least 30 grams of nuts per day. Beans or legumes at least every other day. Poultry at least twice a week. Fish at least once a week. At least 140 ml of red wine every day. No more than 1 Tablespoon a day of butter or margarine, choose olive oil instead. Cheese, fried food, and fast food no more than once a week. Pastries and sweets less than 5 times a week.
(Click image to download a PDF of the poster.)

Topical Resources

  • 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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