Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Friday, August 2, 2013 - 10:49

Iowans should feel free to eat fresh produce and enjoy summer’s bounty, but also take care to handle these foods safely, according to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Thursday, July 18, 2013 - 13:38

The burners are running on high as teams are announced for the 2013 Cook This! Culinary Challenge. Twenty-eight teams involving more than 80 youth from across the state will compete in this year’s challenge,

Tuesday, June 25, 2013 - 14:27

Adults age 65 or older are eligible for free nutrition assessments on Senior Day, July 17, at the Adams County Fair. Iowa State University researchers will conduct the assessments using new measurement tools for detecting malnutrition.

Friday, June 14, 2013 - 10:25

The kitchen is beginning to heat up as the June 30 application deadline draws nearer for the 2013 “Cook This!” 4-H Culinary Challenge. The Cook This competition provides the opportunity for youth in grades 5-12 to demonstrate their culinary skills and knowledge.

Monday, June 3, 2013 - 11:57

Deb Sellers, an associate professor and extension specialist at Kansas State University, will be the new associate dean in the Iowa State University College of Human Sciences and director of Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. She starts July 22.

Thursday, May 23, 2013 - 10:14

Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts.

Friday, May 17, 2013 - 12:57

Iowa 4-H is inviting youth from across the state to showcase their skills in a competition that puts the knife to the board. The fourth annual “Cook This!” 4-H Culinary Challenge is Aug. 9-10, 2013, in the 4-H Exhibits Building at the Iowa State Fair.

Monday, May 6, 2013 - 12:30

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 - 12:36

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.