Food, Nutrition and Health Information

Yard and Garden: Harvest, Dry and Store Onions, Garlic and Shallots
(Posted on 7/23/2014)
Onions, garlic and shallots can add a lot to the home gardening experience. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach horticulturists offer tips for harvesting, drying and storing these popular garden items.
Iowa State Makes Sure Consumers Preserve Food Safely
(Posted on 7/14/2014)
As the price of food rises and interest in sustainable agriculture grows, consumers are finding increasing value and convenience in preserving foods. Iowa State University is working to make sure that those participating in the recent trend are staying safe. 
New Manual Shows Growers How to Share Machinery, Cut Costs
(Posted on 7/7/2014)
Labor is a key challenge for fruit and vegetable growers looking to meet increased demand, but sharing machinery is a possible solution. A new manual from  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture can help.
Iowa State Researchers Find Relationship between Food Insecurity and Depression
(Posted on 6/17/2014)
A new study by Iowa State University professor and extension specialist Kim Greder and an ISU student links food insecurity and maternal depression in rural America.
Applications Now Open for 4-H Cook This! Culinary Challenge
(Posted on 5/23/2014)
Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. The preliminary competition is June 18 on the Iowa State campus. Top teams will advance to the finale Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.
Iowa State Specialists Answer Food Safety Questions
(Posted on 5/19/2014)
Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.
ISU Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic Identifies Mushrooms, Not Safety
(Posted on 5/15/2014)
The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help Iowans identify the mushrooms growing in their backyards and elsewhere, but cannot say whether they’re safe to eat. Multiple factors may contribute to wild fungi being potentially poisonous, most of which are beyond the control of the experts who identify the specimens brought into the clinic.
Webcast Examines Fear of Food: What Is Really Safe?
(Posted on 4/11/2014)
The spring 2014 Current Issues in Nutrition conference examines food safety concerns and what safe food really means. The online conference for nutrition and health professionals is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
HACCP Short Course Is April 17-19
(Posted on 3/25/2014)
A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.
The Challenges of Eating Nutritiously on a Limited Budget
(Posted on 3/24/2014)
For Iowa residents with limited finances, making changes in food purchases to more healthy ones takes planning and food preparation knowledge. Nutrition and health education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach is making a difference for these families.

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