Outreach: Programs and Services

Extension in FSHN

We take knowledge beyond the classroom where it can be applied immediately by Colorado citizens.

Colorado State University Food Science and Human Nutrition Extension acts as a liaison between the university and the community. By utilizing resources within the university, Extension is able to disseminate current, accurate, and research-based food science and nutrition information to Extension Agents located throughout the state, as well as professionals and community members.

For students in Food Science and Human Nutrition, this link to the community offers a wonderful opportunity to integrate scientific research and methodology in practical ways to meet the community’s needs.

Our main objectives are to:

  • field consumers’ and professionals’ questions on nutrition and food safety (such as food preservation)
  • design, develop, and implement appropriate nutrition and food safety education programs for various populations within Colorado
  • assist community programs and agencies in meeting specific food safety and nutrition education goals
  • apply research-based information to design and deliver un-biased, accurate nutrition, food safety, and health programs