Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 26, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach partnered with Troy Carter, Safe Routes to School Director, and Ashley Christensen, Regional Safe Routes to School Coordinator, to host Bike Camp for youth in third through fifth grade.

June 7, 2017

As many of you know, June is Dairy Month!  Iowa's Dairy industry continues to expand it's role in taking a lead in promoting dairy products and educating consumers about modern agricultural practices.

June 7, 2017

Allamakee County 4-H Council member, Andrew Mellick, will be hosting the first annual ‘Mystery 5K’ Run/Walk on Saturday, July 15 at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds. This event is open to all ages.  Registration is due by June 30 for a guaranteed t-shirt. 

May 31, 2017

Spring is here and fresh fruits and vegetables will soon be ready.  The Allamakee Farmers Market in Waukon will start its fourteenth season on Monday, June 5.  Market times will be from 3:30 p.m.- 6:00 p.m.

May 16, 2017

882 farmers generated over $48 million in sales, $32 million value-added activity in 2015

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Participate in these classes for child care providers focused on healthy, affordable food choices and physical activities for children. Department of Human Services-approved credit is available for those attending.

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through hands-on workshops to learn and practice safe food preservation techniques.

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

    Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food.  Check out our blog, website, and Facebook page to learn skills and adopt habits to feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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