Friday, May 23, 2014 - 11:54
Youth in grades 5-12 are invited to compete in the fifth annual 4-H “Cook This!” culinary challenge. The preliminary competition is June 18 on the Iowa State campus. Top teams will advance to the finale Aug. 7 at the Iowa State Fair.
Monday, May 19, 2014 - 15:14
Food safety specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach are offering six online sessions to answer food safety questions from educators, consumers and others who want to keep food safe this summer.
Thursday, May 15, 2014 - 15:00
The Iowa State University Plant and Insect Diagnostic Clinic can help Iowans identify the mushrooms growing in their backyards and elsewhere, but cannot say whether they’re safe to eat. Multiple factors may contribute to wild fungi being potentially poisonous, most of which are beyond the control of the experts who identify the specimens brought into the clinic.
Friday, April 11, 2014 - 11:50
The spring 2014 Current Issues in Nutrition conference examines food safety concerns and what safe food really means. The online conference for nutrition and health professionals is organized by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the ISU Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition.
Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 14:34
A three-day Basic Hazard Analysis Critical Control Points training designed for people in the food industry who want to understand and be trained in the HACCP system for manufacturing safe food will be offered April 17-19 on the Iowa State University campus.
Monday, March 24, 2014 - 12:13
For Iowa residents with limited finances, making changes in food purchases to more healthy ones takes planning and food preparation knowledge. Nutrition and health education offered by ISU Extension and Outreach is making a difference for these families.
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 - 14:15
People have many motivations for choosing particular foods, but the most common reason is taste. That’s why the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics is recommending that Americans “Enjoy the Taste of Eating Right” during March, National Nutrition Month.
Tuesday, February 25, 2014 - 16:59
Iowa State University is anticipating an increase in demand for its food safety training course as new state regulations take effect in Iowa this year. To meet the expected demand, specialists with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach will offer more than 100 ServSafe courses across the state.
Wednesday, February 5, 2014 - 16:33
The heart isn’t the only organ that benefits from following a heart-healthy diet. The brain also benefits, which is important to remain strong and independent throughout life, says Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.
Tuesday, January 7, 2014 - 11:11
Want to be trendy in 2014? Then eat more kale. This dark leafy green vegetable is considered to be a “nutritional powerhouse” and is high on the list of nutrition trends for the new year, said Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.