Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

March 17, 2014

ISU Extension and Outreach in Region 4 is currently accepting applications for a Regional Youth and Nutrition Program Coordinator to serve six counties in northeast Iowa.  The position will provide regional educational program development and evaluation with a focus on nutrition education and 4-H youth development.

April 15, 2014

When most adults hear the word “stress,” they often think about jobs, household chores, financial challenges, parenting responsibilities and difficult relationships with friends and family. The idea of stress in childhood is often dismissed.

March 27, 2014

A group of volunteer gardeners, along with several enthusiastic children, have worked diligently at the Postville School Garden and the 4-H Garden Club.  The project has continued to grow over the past several years.

March 27, 2014

4-H Food Stand Manager at Allamakee County Fair for ISUEO- Allamakee County Extension.   Seasonal position to manage 4-H food stand at county fair, July 16-20, 2014 in Waukon. 

January 19, 2014

A new and innovative partnership between county extension councils and Iowa State University Extension to Agriculture and Natural Resources (ANR) will expand duties for two local Extension staff members.

Statewide Resources

  • Many consumers don’t realize how quickly leftovers can become unsafe.  Watch the videos and download the 4-Day Throw Away app to learn about the dangers of foodborne illnesses and the four-day guideline for eating, freezing or throwing away leftovers.
     

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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. Raising Healthy Kids is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • 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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