Family Consumer Sciences
Learn the basics of safe food preservation this fall through a hands-on food preservation workshop. Participants will learn about hot water bath canning with jams/jellies, and pressure canning with vegetables. Workshops are scheduled for August 27 in Lamar and August 29 in Cheyenne Wells, each from 12:30 - 5:00 p.m. Registration information will be available at a later date.
Food Protection Manager Certification Training
This one-day training with certification exam meets the requirement for individuals wanting to produce and sell home-based food products in accordance with the Colorado Cottage Food Act, as well as retail food managers seeking advanced food safety certification. Participants must achieve a passing exam score of 75% or higher to receive a certificate, valid for 5 years. Registration deadline is two weeks prior to class.
Next Rocky Ford class may be scheduled for Fall 2013. For more information contact the Otero County Extension office at 719-254-7608,
To find additional ServSafe® trainings around the state, click here.
More information for the Cottage Food Producer and a copy of the Colorado Cottage Food Act can be found on the Colorado Department of Public Health and Environment website: http://www.cdphe.state.co.us/cp/index.html.
Cooking Matters with Diabetes
A six-week series of classes where participants learn how to identify and prepare healthy food options, how to use healthy eating and physical activity to maintain blood sugar levels, and practice hands-on food preparation. Classes are held in both Bent and Otero counties. Classes are free; however, pre-registration is required. No classes are currently scheduled, but will begin again Fall, 2013.
Bent County Classes:
Bent County Extension Office
Mondays, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
To register call: 719-456-0764
Otero County Classes:
Otero County Extension Office
Tuesdays, 5:15 - 7:15 p.m.
To register call: 719-254-7608
Physical activity plays a key role
in a healthy lifestyle.
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