Eating healthy can seem daunting. 

Colorado State University's classes and resources help make eating nutritious food more accessible. 

Find resources below or check back soon for upcoming webinars and classes.

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Make Health Food Choices · Be Physically Active · Stretch Your Food Budget

In Larimer County, the EFNEP Peer Educator offers the program Eating Smart · Being Active at no cost. This 9-lesson course covers how to: 

  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices
  • Cook easy recipes for the whole family
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When are classes available? 

Currently, classes are available Tuesdays from 10 am-Noon and Wednesdays from 2 pm - 4 pm.

How do I enroll? 

Are you interested in attending a course or want to have the course brought to your group? Contact us now! 

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What will I do in the class?

You will participate in hands-on activities, including making recipes in class. You will leave with recipes to use at home and some tools to use in the kitchen. Upon graduation, you will receive a certificate of completion. 

Who is eligible?

EFNEP is specifically designed for low-income families with children and young adults. For example, families and young adults enrolled in SNAP, WIC, or a free and reduced lunch program. However, everyone is welcome to attend the Eating Smart · Being Active program.

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Where are classes taught?

The class is taught in small groups throughout the community. 

What is the cost?

Thanks to funding from the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), this course is offered at no cost.

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Want to attend a class or learn more?

Contact our EFNEP Peer Educator
Yutziri Reyes Dominguez
Email Yutziri
(720) 585-4858

 Yutziri Reyes Dominguez

What is EFNEP?

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (or EFNEP for short) is a federally funded nutrition education program that teaches low-income adults and youth how to make healthy food choices, be physically active, stretch their food dollars, and keep foods safe to eat. 

In Colorado, EFNEP is located in the Extension County offices in Larimer, Arapahoe, Denver, Pueblo, Weld, and the San Luis Valley.

EFNEP is administered by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture(NIFA) and by Colorado State University Extension, in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department.

What to learn even more about EFNEP?

Learn more about EFNEP at Colorado State University Extension
Learn more about Eating Smart · Being Active


Mediterranean Diet on a Budget

Many long-term health benefits have been associated with following a Mediterranean lifestyle, including weight loss, reduced blood pressure and cholesterol, and reduced risk for various chronic diseases. Yet, it is not about cutting calories and restricting foods like many popular diet trends in America today. Learn more about the Mediterranean lifestyle, how to incorporate it easily into your life, and how to do it on a budget.

This webinar was originally held on January 26th, 2023

Nutrition for Older Adults

Can eating well help you maintain your independence as you age?
The answer is Yes! In this workshop, we'll provide strategies you can use to eat healthy as you age and share some delicious recipes!

Learn about:

  • Key nutrients to consider including in your diet
  • How to identify nutrient-dense foods
  • Ways to avoid dehydration
  • How to make healthy food choices
  • How eating healthy will help you feel better and maintain your independence.

Nutrition for Older Adults was originally held in the summer of 2022.  It was offered as part of our Market Days! for Older Adults program, but they the content is available for everyone. 

Preserving Food With Confidence

Learn smart and practical ways to reduce food waste by using food preservation techniques such as freezing, quick pickling, and dehydrating.

Come away with tips to lengthen the life of your food in a variety of ways without needing a lot of equipment, including produce and herbs, meat, dairy, baked goods and more!

Preserving Food with Confidence was originally held in the summer of 2022.  It was offered as part of our Market Days! for Older Adults program, but they the content is available for everyone. 

Food Smart Colorado - Nutrition Information and Recipes

Nutrition, food safety, and health resources from CSU Extension. 

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Colorado State University Extension Fact Sheets on Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

People young and old are more concerned about current nutrition and health information. Extension resources aimed at helping you become better informed about healthy food, food safety and health are just a click away. Topics include: Foodborne Illness, Food Preparation, Food Preservation, Food Safety & Local Foods, Food Storage, High Risk & Special Audiences, High Altitude Preparation and Nutrition & Health.

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Live Smart Colorado

Blog by the Family & Consumer Science Agents and Specialists that encourages lifelong physical, financial and emotional health and well-being to Coloradans.

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High Altitude Food Preparation

The Partnership for Food Safety Education develops and promotes effective education programs to reduce foodborne illness risk for consumers.

Our food safety messages for consumers are rooted in science. We convene scientific and communications experts to develop concise, actionable food safety educational materials.

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Colorado State University Extension is an equal opportunity provider. Colorado State University does not discriminate on the basis of disability and is committed to providing reasonable accommodations. CSU’s Office of Engagement and Extension ensures meaningful access and equal opportunities to participate to individuals whose first language is not English. Colorado State University Extension es un proveedor que ofrece igualdad de oportunidades.

Colorado State University no discrimina por motivos de discapacidad y se compromete a proporcionar adaptaciones razonables. Office of Engagement and Extension de CSU garantiza acceso significativo e igualdad de oportunidades para participar a las personas quienes su primer idioma no es el inglés.

Larimer County Office of Colorado State University Extension

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1525 Blue Spruce Dr.
Fort Collins, CO 80524-2004

Phone: (970) 498-6000 | Fax: (970) 498-6025

Office Hours
7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Monday - Friday

Our office follows the Larimer County Holiday Calendar for office closures. 

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