The Nutrition program at the Taos Pueblo Division of Health and Community Services works with individuals and groups, including expectant moms in the Tiwa Babies program, students at the Taos Pueblo Day School, Head Start, the Red Willow Farm, Sacred Path Healing Center, C.O.R.E. youth, Taos Pueblo Fitness program, and elders through the Taos Pueblo Senior Center. As part of an integrated diabetes prevention program, the nutrition program is working to implement a “Farm to Fork” school nutrition program at the Taos Pueblo Day School. Our After School Cooking Program teaches the importance of healthy eating in preventing diabetes. Nutrition and cooking demonstrations are offered through the Senior Center on the second and fourth Thursday of the month. Nutrition and cooking demonstrations are offered through Taos Pueblo Fitness program events and other community events. Individual nutrition counseling, diabetes education, and health coaching is available by appointment. Call (575) 758-7824, ext. 104 or e-mail to schedule a time.

Paula Szloboda, RN, MA, BC-NC is a nutrition educator, health educator, diabetes educator, board-certified health coach and therapeutic chef. She has been creating community health programs for three decades, and working with individuals as a nutrition consultant/therapeutic chef and health coach since 2005.  Her focus is on translating nutrition recommendations into delicious food on the plate to prevent diabetes and promote health at every stage of life.  

Try out some of our recipies below:






CARROT SOUP (healing)


Prepared for you by: Paula Szloboda, RN, MA, BC-NC, therapeutic chef

(575) 758-7824, ext. 104



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