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The Garfield County Extension office provides assistance and programs for citizens in five main areas: Agriculture, Horticulture, Family and Consumer Science, Natural Resources and 4-H Youth Programs.
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Nutrition and Family Promotion

CSU Extension Family Consumer and Science Agent of Garfield County offers nutrition and health programs that focus on promoting health and improving quality of life by using current  research-based education and strategies that apply to everyday life issues on healthy eating.

“Live, Eat, Play” Colorado State University
Current, timely, useful, and research-based information on nutrition and health is provided through the Live Eat Play Colorado program. This website focuses on healthy living and eating for an active Colorado lifestyle as well as becoming better informed and more motivated to achieve optimal health at every stage of your life.

Family Matters Newsletter – Improving Health Together
Family Matters  is a free monthly newsletter that addresses reducing the risk of obesity by eating healthy and staying active; distributed in English and Spanish to families with young children. Email your request for this publication with your name, mailing address, and English or Spanish publication to

Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition
Garfield Healthy Communities Coalition is comprised of professionals, advocates, community members and leaders who are committed to fostering healthy eating and active living among all residents in Garfield County.

Cooking Matters: Building food skills to end childhood hunger

Cooking Matters partners with the national nonprofit Share Our Strength to offer Cooking Matter® in Garfield County Cooking Matters teaches families at risk of hunger how to get more food for their money and better nourishment from those foods, as part of the No Kid Hungry campaign to end childhood hunger in America. Volunteer culinary and nutrition experts lead six week cooking and nutrition courses and hour long Shopping Matter® grocery store tours where participants learn how to select nutritious and low cost ingredients and prepare them in delicious and healthy ways. Cooking Matters is nationally sponsored by the ConAgra Foods® Foundation and Walmart. For more information, visit