Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Monday, November 14, 2016 - 10:10

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016 - 08:35

Fall is open enrollment season for many health insurance plans. However, consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision, says Joyce Lash, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, October 18, 2016 - 07:39

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016 - 14:31

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

Tuesday, October 4, 2016 - 09:51

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 12:20

Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

Monday, September 26, 2016 - 09:32

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 9, 2016 - 07:53

An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to  create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health.

Thursday, August 4, 2016 - 09:44

Visitors to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11–21, can find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connections throughout the fairgrounds.