Bringing knowledge beyond the university where it can meet the needs of Colorado families.
By utilizing resources within the university such as Extension Specialists, Morgan County Extension is able to disseminate current, accurate, and research-based information on food science and nutrition, health and fitness, parenting, aging and consumer financial information to families throughout the county, as well as professionals and community members.
Parents Forever™ will benefit the entire family as it focuses on both the parents and the children.
Food Safety Education
Assuring the safety of our food supply begins long before food reaches the table. At each stage of the food chain, from the producer to the consumer, food safety strategies can be followed to minimize contamination and help lower the risk of foodborne illness.
ServSafe – The ServSafe program blends the latest FDA Food Code, food safety research and years of food sanitation training experience. Managers learn to implement essential food safety practices and create a culture of food safety. All content and materials are based on actual job tasks identified by foodservice industry experts. This program meets the certification requirements of the Colorado Cottage Foods Act.
Nutrition and Health Promotion
Dining with Diabetes– This 4-week program is a positive and proactive approach to reducing the effects of diabetes! Participants become empowered to take care of themselves while they learn meal planning, portions, and how to make healthful food choices. Classes include diabetes and nutrition education; food demonstrations, tasting, and hands-on cooking; and physical activity tips and recommendations.
Healthy You: Weight Management and Mindful Eating Program – A 10 week small group course that provides a supportive environment with knowledgeable, experienced staff. Our tested, successful curriculum includes an initial assessment, interactive lessons, behavior change tools, physical activity guidelines, goal setting, and meal planning tips. Participants received a pedometer, binder of education materials, recipes, weekly prizes and snacks, and behavior change tips to last a lifetime.
A Matter of Balance. Falling is not a normal part of getting older. Due to a new initiative in Northeast Colorado, older adults can now participate in a 8-session fall prevention program.A Matter of Balance uses group discussion, problem-solving strategies, and simple balance exercises to help older adults develop positive coping skills to prevent falling. As a result of the program, older adults take action for making changes in their physical environment and mental attitude that reduces their fear of falling which allows them to remain active and independent.
Small Steps to Health and Wealth TM covers topics including: health & money are inter-related; good health can reduce expenses; managing money to improve health, and; how to reduce spending and increase savings.