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Dining with Diabetes

Lifestyle Management Education for Those Living with Diabetes

Are you (or is someone you care for) diabetic or pre-diabetic? Join us on Zoom to learn cooking and physical activity strategies to manage your blood glucose in this 4-session program on Tuesdays in August. Sign up now!



jars of apricot preserves with the words "cottage foods safety training" in green over the top of the imageOnline Food Safety Training for Colorado Cottage Foods Producers
2021 courses

Learn how to safely produce food from home as a cottage food business. This online course covers a variety of topics that include basic food safety guidelines, foods that are permissible under the updated Colorado Cottage Foods Act, ingredient labeling, special considerations for food preparation at high altitudes, and safe food sampling best practices.

Upon completion of the webinar and passing the accompanying exam, receive a 3-year food safety certificate.

Courses will be offered online on the following dates. Click the link below to register and learn more about the program.

2021 Schedule

  • Wednesday, June 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, July 9, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, August 18, 2021, 5:00 p.m.-9:00 p.m.
  • Friday, September 10, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 6, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 22, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
  • Friday, December 3, 2021, 9:00 a.m. -1:00 p.m.

Cost $40.00

Pre-registration through Eventbrite at

Note: Registration closes 4 days prior to class date.

For information and additional training opportunities across Colorado, contact Laura Griffin,  719-583-6566.

you can download a copy of our flyer here to save on your mobile device: 2021 Cottage Foods

If you have a disability for which you seek and accommodation, please notify CSU Extension at least five (5) business days in advance of the event. Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating. Extension programs are available to all without discrimination.