Christine Hradek
Food and Nutrition educator


Articles by this author:

Master Gardeners will sow the seeds necessary to combat hunger and provide healthy food for struggling Iowans through a new program set to begin this winter.

Eating healthy on a tight budget can seem like a tough thing to do. However, the “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” website and blog offered through Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach provide nutrition suggestions, meal planning and grocery shopping tips.

By dropping some common high-cost habits and trying a few cost-cutting strategies, families can make their food dollars go further. ISU Extension and Outreach helps Iowans get resources and find answers to challenges brought on by avian influenza.

The 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar is now available for purchase from the Extension Online Store.

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.