Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

October 11, 2016

Allamakee 4-H Soup Supper is scheduled for Sunday, November 6 from 4:00 – 8:00 p.m. at the Allamakee County Fairgrounds Pavilion.

October 6, 2016

Anyone working in local food systems development in the state of Iowa is invited to attend the fall 2016 quarterly meeting of the Regional Food Systems Working Group (RFSWG). The meeting is Thursday, October 27, from 9 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. at the Iowa Arboretum.

September 27, 2016

Interested in learning tips on how to lead a healthier lifestyle? Come join Iowa State University Extension & Outreach’s Youth and Nutrition Coordinator, Laura Liechty for some evening workshops focused on meal planning, healthy portion sizes, and interactive cooking demonstrations that you’ll learn how to incorporate at home.

August 17, 2012

Food Preservation Publications and Informational Links From ISU Extension and Outreach.

August 3, 2012

Bring the lid of your pressure canner and we will test it for you to see that the guage is accurate.

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 -

  • 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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