Articles related to Food, Nutrition and Health

Thursday, August 11, 2011 - 12:33

Craig Chase, ISU Extension farm management specialist and interim marketing program leader at the Leopold Center for Sustainable Agriculture, will coordinate the Local Food and Farm Initiative, a new statewide program that aims to boost production, processing, distribution, marketing and consumption of Iowa-grown food.

Monday, August 8, 2011 - 10:04

As consumers check their refrigerators and freezers for recalled fresh and frozen ground turkey products, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach encourages following food safety best practices all the time.

Friday, July 29, 2011 - 09:37

With a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, gardeners will learn updated and safe methods for canning and other types of food preservation. Preserve the Taste of Summer provides both online courses and hands-on workshops to adults interested in learning how to safely preserve foods.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011 - 13:06

Iowa State University Extension nutrition specialists discuss the positive aspects and concerns about the new MyPlate food icon and messages from USDA.

Tuesday, June 7, 2011 - 11:33

Cass County community leaders and extension researchers at Iowa State University and Cornell University teamed up to create a research project that focuses on increasing the consumption of locally grown foods in the county. The project has been under way for more than a year now, and researchers plan on increasing hands-on activities for families with school-age children.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 10:02

Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 15:51

After tornadoes, floods and other disasters, Iowans wonder what, if anything, they can salvage when they return to their homes. So they’re asking the professional family and consumer scientists at Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804. Here are a few of Iowans’ disaster-related questions and Answer Line’s answers.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 09:11

Whether driven by economics, food recalls or simply the desire to “do it themselves,” 20 new Iowa State University Extension Master Food Volunteers are trained, certified and ready to share their knowledge about safe and efficient methods of home food preservation.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 07:38

Two ISU Extension nutrition education programs for low-income families  have earned the Iowa Family Support Credential from the Iowa Department of Management.