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Cooperative Extension Service
NMSU-Bernalillo County
Food, Nutrition,

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No walk-ins permitted.

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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  • Thank you for your continued interest and support
    As with all other educational institutions following COVID-19 guidelines, we share these updates:
    • Our office is closed to the public until further notice.
    • Agents are available via messaging (Click for Contact Emails... )
    • Some BCCES classes may be offered online via ZOOM; check individual class listings.
    • Certain in-person Extension classes are postponed statewide until safe to resume.
    • Summer & Fall classes may allow tentative reservations meantime; check listings.
    • Please continue to check back for future updates. (Updated 4/6)

NC State Extension Flyer titled COVID-19 and Food Safety Frequently Asked Questions Is Coronavirus a concern with Takeout?

  • March & early-April Classes Cancelled or Postponed *
    NMSU-ACES Extension face-to-face programs have been cancelled statewide through April 10
    Check below for details relating to specific cancellations or rescheduling. (Posted March 24, 2020)

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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.

Events & Classes

  • Scheduled Classes and Workshops
    Please check website listings and/or call the office for updates.
  • Postponed - To Be Rescheduled at a later date and time. (as of 3/13/20)

    • Healthy Breakfasts - Albuquerque
      Check back for more information. Originally scheduled for 3/25, 9 AM-11:30.
  • Taking Wait List Reservations (as of 3/13/20)

    • April 16 - Growing & Cooking with Herbs & Spices - Albuquerque
      * Wait List Only * - 4/16, Thursday, 9 AM-12 PM. Growing and cooking with herbs can be fun and rewarding. Learn about herbs and spices, their flavors, and how to use them in food preparation. 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 and Pre-payment required: Call 505-243-1386, or email:
  • Taking Reservations (as of 3/13/20)

    • June 16 - Cooking with Air Fryers
      6/16, Tuesday, 9 AM-12 PM. Curious about the newest kitchen appliance - Air Fryers? Come to this informative class to learn more about and try some new, delicious recipes. Location: NMSU BernCo CES Lab (Click for map) 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107. Cost: $10 Lab Fee. RSVP and Pre-payment required: Call 505-243-1386, or email:

  • Taking Reservations (as of 3/13/20)

    2020 Summer Food Preservation Classes - Flyer
    New - These hands-on lab classes are subject to change. Each is scheduled to meet 9 AM-12 PM. See below for dates. Location: NMSU BernCo CES Lab, (Click for map), 1510 Menaul Blvd. NW, 87107. Cost: $15 Lab Fee per class, pre-paid. Reservations and Confirmation/Pre-payment required 2 weeks prior to a session. See attached flyer for dates, but check this website for possible postponement or cancellation. Click to download the flyer... For reservations and questions, contact via email or call 505-243-1386.

    • July 15 - Canning Jam & Jelly
      7/15, Wednesday. RSVP & Pre-payment due by 7/1.

    • July 16 - Canning Pickles & Salsa
      7/16, Thursday. RSVP & Pre-payment due by 7/2.

    • July 21 - Water Bath Canning Fruit & Tomatoes
      7/21, Tuesday. RSVP & Pre-payment due by 7/7.

    • July 23 - Pressure Canning
      7/23, Thursday. RSVP & Pre-payment due by 7/9.

Food Safety

  • Recalled: Cooked Butterfly Tail-On Whiteleg Shrimp (Sushi Ebi) (US/40 States).
    Distributed to designated retail AFC sushi counters, where it is further processed into prepared sushi items, within grocery stores, cafeterias, and corporate dining centers in the following states: ..., NM, ... Click for details...


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.

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
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(Click image to download a PDF of this flyer from NC State Extension.)

Recipes Booklets

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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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Topical Resources

Videos and Webinars

  • 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.

Games for Kids!