Family & Consumer Science
The Family and Consumer Sciences program offers classes on nutrition, disease prevention, money management, and food preservation/food safety.
Below, we have a list of our offered programs. For additional programming needs or information on any of the following programs, call Wendy Rice, R.D. at 970-382-6461 or by using the contact form.
Heart Health Program for Women!
you know that one in 3 adult women have Cardiovascular disease?
Sweating. Pressure. Nausea. Jaw pain, general
tiredness, sleeplessness. Every have any
of these symptoms…Did you realize that these can be symptoms of a woman’s heart
attack in women that might be brushed off as flu, stress or simply feeling
under the weather. Ignoring symptoms
could put your life in jeopardy. Chest pain is often not a symptom for women. In fact, symptoms and treatment can be quite
different between women and men. Did you
know that twenty six percent of women age 45 and over die within one year of a
first recognized heart attack compared to 19 percent of men. Twenty two percent
of women aged 45-64 who survive a heart attack will experience a second one
within five years compared to 15 percent of men. Heart disease and stroke cause 1 in 3
deaths among women each year – more than all cancers combined. With
education and action, eighty percent of cardiac and stroke events can be
Women who consider themselves healthy can often misdiagnose
the symptoms of a heart attack because they don’t think it could happen to them
or they are busy caretaking family members. Young, midlife or senior, it can
happen to any of us. It is crucial to
learn about heart disease and stroke, prevention hinges on this. Know what your numbers mean as well as the
risk factors of heart disease and understand a heart-healthy
StrongWomen Healthy Heart was developed for that very reason-
to help us understand the heart healthy lifestyle and be aware of risk factors.
This curriculum was designed for and
most effective for midlife women (aged 40 and up). Colorado State
University Extension is again offering this twelve week curriculum as an
excellent opportunity to take time to improve your health and understand
The series will consist of moderate physical activity, health and
nutrition discussion as well as recipe tryouts during the two hourly sessions
weekly. Guest Speakers will be included at various times as well.
As a Registered Dietitian/Nutritionist, Wendy will lead the class while
sharing research based information as recommended by American Heart
Association, American Cancer Society and Academy of Dietetics/Nutrition.
The curriculum was developed by Tuft’s University (Boston) and trialed
extensively by numerous university across the country. The body
composition analysis (start-up, midway and week 12) is intended to give
tangible proof of progress for each participant. The class will be Mondays and Wednesdays, Feb. 6th to April 26th.
For those interested, an informational meeting will be held to
discuss the specifics of this program and answer your questions. This will be held Thursday, January 26 5:30
pm Florida Room at Fairgrounds. Please call 382-6465 to sign
up for the informational session.
Radon Levels in Homes in La Plata County and within Durango City Limits
Due to the nature of the soil in this county, our homes are at higher
risk to have elevated Radon. If Radon level in your home is greater
than 4pCi/L, EPA recommends mitigation. Elevated Radon is the number 2
cause of lung cancer. Attend session to learn about Radon in our
community,what it is, and what to do. Free Screening kits available to
participants of classes.
Durango Radon Classes are held at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, Extension Building. PLEASE RSVP by calling 970-382-6465
- Thursday, Jan. 19th - 5:30 pm
- Wednesday, Jan. 25th - 5:30 pm
Pagosa Springs Radon Classes
- Tuesday, Jan. 24th - 10:30 am- Held at the Perish Hall
- Wednesday. Feb. 15th - 10:30 am - Held at the Archuleta Extension Building.
Bayfield Radon Classes held at the Bayfield Library
- Tuesday, Feb. 21st - 2:00 pm
- Tuesday, Feb. 28th - 6:00 pm
Call 382-6461 for more information.
Cottage Food Class in Bayfield
When: February 18, 2017 - 9:00 am to 1:30 pm
Where: Pine River Library, 395 Bayfield Center Dr. Bayfield, CO
Cost: $30.00 per person
To Register: Call 970-884-2222