Bernalillo County Cooperative Extension Service Food, Nutrition & Health

Ongoing Classes

As seen on KRQE

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

Recipes and Resources shared on KRQE Morning Segment

  • MIND Diet for Alzheimers

KRQE Cooking Segment with Dianne Christensen 25 MAR 2019

MIND Diet Spring Salad

2 cups spinach

1 TBL olive oil

8 asparagus spears

12 strawberries, halved or 1 cup blueberries

6 fresh mozzarella balls, quartered

1/2 cup nuts, chopped such as macadamia, almonds, pecans

Balsamic Vinegar or glaze

Toss spinach with olive oil in a large bowl.

Snap asparagus in half and place spears in a bowl with 1 cup water. Microwave for 1-3 minutes. Plunge spears into ice water in another bowl to stop cooking.

Top spinach with asparagus, berries, cheese, and nuts. Drizzle with balsamic glaze.

  1. MIND Diet is a combination of the Mediterranean and DASH Diets. Designed to prevent Alzheimer's and cognitive decline.
  2. Emphasizes plant based diet food choices, limited intake of animal proteins high in saturated fats, as well as other foods high in saturated fats.
  3. Consume: leafy green veggies, 1/4 cup nuts/day, berries 2x/wk, beans every other day, whole grains, fish 1x/wk, poultry 2x/wk, olive oil, and 5 oz red wine/daily.
  4. Avoid red meats, butter, cheese, sweets and fried foods

Craft a Healthy Lifestyle in 2019!

Pre-Registration Required for all Classes by calling 505-243-1386 or email: If applicable, payment due 3 weeks before program date.

2019 Summer Class Brochure

Chronic Disease Self-Management Program

  • Thursdays Jun 13, 2019 thru Jul 25, 2019 - no class Jul 4

  • Tijeras Senior Center

  • Cost Free. RSVP for class.

Keys to Embracing Aging

  • Tues Aug 20, 2019; 9am -noon

  • Bernalillo County Extension Office

  • Cost Free. RSVP for class

Kitchen Creations - Type 2 Diabetes Cooking School

  • Tues Oct 9, 16, 23, 30

    RSVP for class.

Healthy Cooking for One or Two

  • Wednesday, Jun 19 from 9:00AM-12:00PM

  • Bernalillo County Extension Office

  • Cost $10.00. RSVP for class.

Solar Cooking

  • Fri Jul 12, 2019; 10am-noon

  • Cost $10. RSVP for Class

Summer Salads

  • Wed Jul 24, 2019; 9am - noon

  • Bernalillo County Extension Office

  • Cost $10. RSVP for Class

Summer Food Preservation Classes

2019 Summer Food Preservation Classes

  • All Classes at the Bernalillo County Extension Office 1510 Menaul Blvd Ext NW, Albuquerque, NM 87107

  • All classes limited. Please RSVP by calling 505-243-1386

  • Cost $15

  • June 12 -- Water Bath Canning Jam and Jelly

  • June 26 -- Water Bath Canning for Tomatoes and Fruits

  • June 27 -- Pressure Canning Vegetables

  • Aug 7 -- Freezing and Drying Food

  • Aug 14 -- Water Bath Canning Jam and Jelly

  • Aug 16 -- Water Bath Canning Salsa and Pickles

  • Aug 21 -- Water Bath canning Tomatoes and Fruits

  • Aug 22 -- Pressure Canning Vegetables

More Online 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.

...or contact Dianne Christensen to discuss any questions at 505-243-1386 or

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