Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Friday, August 17, 2012 - 08:09

Youth from across Iowa showcased their culinary skill this past weekend at the Iowa State Fair in the “Cook This!” culinary challenge from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development.

Monday, August 6, 2012 - 14:56

Fair goers looking for healthier alternatives at the Iowa State Fair, or who want to track their calories and activity to balance their day, can turn to a new app available for the iPhone and as a mobile website.

Friday, August 3, 2012 - 09:33

The Iowa State Fair, Aug. 9-19, is packed with rides, food vendors, entertainment, exhibits and other attractions. In addition, find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach all across the fairgrounds during the annual event.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012 - 09:07

Farm-to-Fork tours are part of a series of events in Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Local Food Road Show aimed at connecting people to locally grown food and flavors in Northwest Iowa. Upcoming tours include Sioux City, Aug. 19, and Storm Lake, Aug. 26.

Tuesday, July 31, 2012 - 13:19

Bike-N-Bite is a local food-centered community bicycling event celebrating local food in Siouxland. The event will take place Saturday, Aug. 4, beginning at the Sioux City Farmers Market at 9 a.m.

Wednesday, June 13, 2012 - 12:49

Registered dietitians have a new source for continuing education on safe food preservation. Preserve the Taste of Summer, a research-based program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, has been approved for up to 20 continuing education units from the Commission of Dietetic Registration, the credentialing agency for the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012 - 11:17

Feeding the soil through composting so it can feed food sources is the focus of the Virtual Eco Family Conference, “Compost 101: Food for the Food,” on June 7. The virtual workshop concentrates on composting basics for indoors and outdoors.

Thursday, May 17, 2012 - 10:09

Preserve the Taste of Summer (PTTS) was launched last July as a pilot program to help adults learn how to safely preserve foods. This year, the basic structure of the program will remain the same, but some new elements are being added as a result of public demand.

Tuesday, May 15, 2012 - 18:14

Each summer, campers from all over the state visit the Iowa 4-H Center for a week of camp fun. This year, youth enrolled in two camps, Everything Camp and Counselors in Training Camp, will have the opportunity to participate in a research study conducted by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach targeted toward lowering childhood obesity in the state.