Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

May 4, 2016

4-H'ers can demonstrate their communications skills and personal style at the annual Expressions Day set for Sunday, June 26.  The deadline to register for this great event is June 1.

May 2, 2016

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

May 2, 2016

Farmers Markets being held in Waukon & Harpers Ferry, Iowa.

April 15, 2016

9 youth from the Postville community participated a full day of Superhero Friends and Food themed crafts and educational presentations.  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach hosted Postville Clover Kids Day Camp on March 28 at Postville YMCA from 9am -3pm for youth in kindergarten through third grade.

August 17, 2012

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

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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