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CDPHEColorado Department of Public Health & Environment- Food Code Transition

This website is a great resource for those working in the retail food industry.  It provides information on the updated food code, including frequently asked questions, the transition timeline, and a list of the most significant changes.  The website also provides helpful documents, like an example written plan for cleaning up vomit/fecal events, guidelines for managing Norovirus, and guidance for date marking.


Live Smart ColoradoBasket of fresh produce

This website delivers science-based, practical knowledge that encourages lifelong physical, financial, and emotional health and well-being to Coloradans.  Colorado State University Family & Consumer Science Extension Agents and Specialists provide information and answer questions about money management, food safety, nutrition, healthy homes, family relationships, and many more topics!



Preserve Smart is an app that provides instructions for preserving fruits and vegetables.Preserve Smart

Preserve Smart was developed by Colorado State University Extension in order to provide a trusted, mobile-friendly way to find and use tested food preservation recipes and instructions for any elevation–from sea level to high in the Rocky Mountains!

The recipes and instructions provided are current, research-based recommendations for most methods of home food preservation as determined by Colorado State University Extension and the National Center for Home Food Preservation–established with funding from the Cooperative State Research, Education and Extension Service, U.S. Department of Agriculture (CSREES-USDA).




Person eating a healthy saladCSU Extension- Nutrition, Food Safety, and Health

People young and old are more concerned about current nutrition and health information. Extension publications, programs, information about hot topics, and links to other websites are just a click away. Topics include foodborne illness, food preparation, food preservation, food safety, high risk audiences, high altitude preparation, and nutrition & health.


CSU Extension- Home, Family, and Finances

From the homes we live in and the work we do to our families and other relationships, you’ll find Extension resources to help you navigate issues, concerns, and needs.  Whether you have a question about financial literacy, energy efficiency, or elder or child-care issues, you’ll find the latest, most accurate data. Topics include energy, family relationships, finances, work, and housing.