Susan Baker

Author Bio

Dr. Baker is a faculty member in the Food Science and Human Nutrition Department of Colorado State University. She also serves as the administrator for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) in Colorado. She has a BS degree in Food and Nutrition and MEd and EdD in Adult and Community College Education. The training and development of paraprofessional nutrition educators is one of her passions. Dr. Baker's research interest include nutrition education methodologies and the evaluation of nutrition education interventions with low-income women of childbearing age.


How Listeria Enters People’s Homes, Kitchens, and Lives

Infection from Listeria monocytogenes typically occurs in individuals with a weakened or suppressed immune system. Here’s how it happens and what you can do to prevent Listeria from entering your home.

BY Susan Baker | June 24, 2014


Cats, Pregnancy, and What to Do About Toxo

If a woman is first exposed to Toxo during or shortly before pregnancy, she has a 20 to 50% chance of passing it on to her unborn baby. Cats are the carrier and exposure to the parasite in the cat’s feces can lead to food contamination, and then human exposure.

BY Susan Baker | June 20, 2014