Cardiovascular health to be discussedSan Juan Basin Health Department’s Promoter Program will present “Cholesterol – Good or Bad?” from 4:30 to 5:30 p.m. April 8 at the Durango Community Recreation Center, 2700 Main Ave., and from 4 to 5 p.m. April 11 at the Pagosa Community Center, 451 Hot Springs Blvd., Pagosa Springs.
The health talk, which will be given in English and Spanish, will help participants understand their cardiovascular health.
The class will provide an opportunity to sign up for a free cholesterol and glucose check at San Juan Basin Health and provide assistance in finding a primary care doctor.
For more information, call 335-2062.
Class to address restaurant food safetyA restaurant food safety class will be held from 9 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Extension Office at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
The class fulfills Colorado Department of Health requirements. The course for restaurant food service workers covers the basic requirements for safe food handling and fulfills requirements for Cottage Food Tier 1 producers.
A class is available for non-English speakers. Advanced registration is required. The cost is $35 per person. After successful completion of an exam, attendees will receive a Food Safety Works wallet card good for one year.
For more information, call Wendy Rice at 382-6461.
ServSafe certification training offeredServSafe Food Protection Manager Certification training will take place from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. April 13 in the Florida Room in the Extension Office at La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
ServSafe is a nationally recognized comprehensive food safety training developed by the National Restaurant Association. Food service managers and cottage foods producers will benefit from this highest level of food safety training.
After completing the test with a score of 75 percent or higher, participants will receive a ServSafe certificate, valid for five years.
The cost is $120 per person. Attendees receive a course textbook and final exam along with the training. Each additional business associate is $75. If a participant takes the final exam online there is an additional fee of $35.
For more information, call Wendy Rice at 382-6461 or register in person at the Extension Office.
Registration and payment are due by Wednesday.
Training available for egg producersFood safety training required for Colorado Cottage Food Producers & Egg Producers will take place from 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday at the La Plata County Fairgrounds, 2500 Main Ave.
The course is required for certification for cottage food producers and egg producers.
Topics will cover the requirements for cottage food as a business including: food safety, safe food handling, cross contamination, cross contact of food allergens, temperature control for safe food preparation, storage, transport and sales, ingredient labeling and disclaimer requirements.
The course will cover the business specifics and current expectations for selling specific items produced in a home kitchen and for the selling of backyard eggs.
The course is $30 per person. Attendees will receive a food certificate for display. Registration must be completed by 5 p.m. Friday.
For more information, call Wendy Rice at 382-6461 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To register, call Angela Fountain at 382-6465 or email email@example.com.
Community health update to be heldA National Public Health Week event will be held from 7 to 8 p.m. April 7 at the Durango Public Library, 1900 East Third Ave.
National Public Health Week is an annual event to raise awareness about key public health issues. This year’s theme is “Healthiest Nation 2030,” highlighting the steps communities must take to make America the healthiest nation in the next 14 years.
For San Juan Basin Health Department, the choice of focus is the protection of the community’s water source.
Experts from around the community will provide updates about the watershed and public health.
Appetizers and refreshments will be provided.
To RSVP, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Heart Safe La Plata offers CPR classesHeart Safe La Plata, a local nonprofit organization, will offer these CPR classes at the Durango Fire Protection District Station 1, 142 Sheppard Drive:
Adult CPR/AED class will be held from 6 to 10 p.m. April 7.A CPR Pro class will take place from 6 to 10 p.m. April 14.For more information, email email@example.com, call 385-3260 or visit www.heartsafelaplata.org.