Home Economics

Los Alamos County Extension Home Economics program is committed to providing information to educate families about complex issues of today's world.

Families in our community make choices every day about money, time management, child rearing, nutrition, and health. We provide practical, research based, unbiased, and accurate information to help make these choices.

Our programs focus on:

  • Diabetes Education/Kitchen Creations
  • Family Health and Wellness
  • Food Preparation
  • Food Safety
  • Nutrition
  • Food Preservation
  • Family Life and Child Development
  • Family Resource Management
  • Improving consumer and family skills
  • Building leadership skills
  • Disaster Preparedness

We teach through:

  • Local programs
  • Community projects
  • Group training sessions
  • School enrichment

NMSU Extension Publications and Resources

Food Preservation

Food Safety

High Altitude

Pressure Canner Maintenance-

  • Pressure canners should be inspected annually. Your county Home Economist provides this service for free. Simply bring your canner and dial gauge by the Extension office to be inspected.

Home and Family

  • Pickling Class Photos
    Pictures and information from Pickling Class
  • Salsa Canning Class Photos
    Pictures from Salsa Canning Class