Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 13:30

May is Older Americans Month and this year’s theme, “Unleash the Power of Age,” emphasizes the important role of older adults. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is unleashing the power of age with Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture.

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 - 13:36

At the 2013 Iowa Governor’s Conference on Public Health in April, Peggy Martin and Ashley Christensen were recognized for promoting excellence in physical activity and nutrition, key components in reaching Iowa’s healthiest state goal.

Thursday, April 4, 2013 - 15:26

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach welcomes three nutrition and health specialists to its team. The three specialists, Mary Krisco, Rachel Wall and Katie Knobbe, will provide nutrition and health education across the state.

Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 13:52

Spring begins the farmers’ market season across Iowa. As Iowans seek fresh produce and support local growers, they should follow general guidelines to make sure locally-grown food is safe to eat, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists say.

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 09:11

During the Quad County Health Fair, 36 older Iowans participated in Iowa State University nutritional assessments for people age 65 and older. Using new measurement tools that detect malnutrition in older adults, an Iowa State research team identified five of these Iowans as at risk for malnutrition.

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 09:01

Americans are being encouraged to personalize their eating style during National Nutrition Month. This campaign from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Friday, February 15, 2013 - 15:44

The W. K. Kellogg Foundation has awarded $900,000 to the Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative to be used in the next four years. The award will fund current strategies related to school wellness, food systems and active living with an additional focus on the caregivers of children from birth to age five in Northeast Iowa.

Tuesday, February 12, 2013 - 12:21

Lifestyle changes, like eating a low-sodium diet and being physically active, can help reduce high blood pressure, also known as hypertension, or maintain blood pressure at a healthy level. February is National Heart Month and a good time to take action against this risk factor for heart attack and stroke, says an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.

Tuesday, January 29, 2013 - 15:53

Since 2004, Iowa State University has been participating in a multi-state study to research the health and well-being of rural families who have low incomes and young children. ISU Extension and Outreach researchers are specifically examining the health and well-being of Latino immigrant families in Iowa, and have recently published findings regarding families’ ability to understand their new food environments and children’s eating practices.