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Iowa Youth Joins National 4-H Council's Healthy Living Management Team
(Posted on 12/22/2014)
Iowa 4-H’er Allison Lansman, Fort Dodge, has been chosen by National 4-H Council to join its healthy living management team as a healthy living youth ambassador. She is a junior at Iowa State University.
Advanced Planning Is Key to Holiday Cheer
(Posted on 12/5/2014)
A little advanced planning goes a long way towards adding cheer instead of stress to the holidays, according to two human sciences specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Iowa MarketReady Program Helps Food Producers Reach Beyond Local Consumers
(Posted on 12/1/2014)
Farmers interested in expanding their distribution to local markets will benefit from a one-day training in January with the Iowa MarketReady program.
Publication Helps with Decision-making about School Meal Programs
(Posted on 12/1/2014)
"Creating the Optimum School Health Environment in Your District: What Decision Makers Need To Know" is now available for free download from the Extension Online Store.
Iowa State Examines Solutions to Latino Obesity, Health Care Risk
(Posted on 11/11/2014)
First-generation Latino immigrant children in Iowa are at great risk for obesity. That’s according to a new policy brief published by Kim Greder, an associate professor and extension specialist at Iowa State University.
Posters Promote Safe Handling of Leafy Greens
(Posted on 11/7/2014)
If foodservice workers don’t follow food safety procedures, there is a chance the salad will arrive with a side order of foodborne illness. That’s why Iowa State University and Kansas State University have teamed up to create a set of posters demonstrating safe handling of leafy greens for foodservice operations.
Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar
(Posted on 11/3/2014)
The 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar is now available for purchase from the Extension Online Store.
Spotlight on 4-H with Iowa State Students' The Biggest Loser Appearance
(Posted on 10/20/2014)
Allie Lansman, a junior from Fort Dodge majoring in dietetics and former Webster County 4-H'er, will appear on NBC-TV’s The Biggest Loser this week as a youth ambassador for healthy living.
Register for October, November Good Agricultural Practices Workshops
(Posted on 9/15/2014)
Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will conduct GAP workshops for fruit and vegetable growers in Indianola and Sioux City. The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.
Celebrate Food Safety Education Month with a Clean Kitchen
(Posted on 9/4/2014)
September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

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