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Food & Nutrition

Nutrition is necessary for good health and for preventing disease. The Extension Food and Nutrition Program provides practical education and information for families, youth, and consumers. Our programs deliver hands-on education focusing on food selection, food preparation, meal planning, food safety, shopping skills, and the latest research-based nutrition information.


Diabetes Programs

A variety of free programs focused on diabetes prevention and management are offered throughout New Mexico. Please visit the Diabetes home page for more information.

Fit Families

Fit Families is a free, 7-week, family-friendly, pediatric referral program. Fit Families is designed to help overweight children and their families by providing hands-on activities that focus on nutrition, fitness, and self-esteem. Fit Families is funded by the NMSU Cooperative Extension Service and a grant from the NM Department of Health, and in part through the generosity of General Mills. Please visit the Fit Families home page for more information.

County Programs

Home economists conduct a variety of food and nutrition programs designed to fit the needs of the county. Contact your local county extension office for more information about these important and useful programs.

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Esther Devall
Department Head

Dr. Esther Devall
Department of Family and Consumer Sciences
Box 30003, MSC 3470
Las Cruces, NM 88003-8003
Phone: 575-646-3936
Fax: 575-646-1889
Email: edevall@nmsu.edu
URL: http://aces.nmsu.edu/academics/fcs/dr-esther-devall.html