Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

child care
March 19, 2015

There are 2 great opportunities coming up for child care providers in Carroll County to earn credit hours towards their certification.

garden tools
March 9, 2015

Are you in 4th-12th grade and enjoy dirt, insects, flowers and trees?  The join the Jr. Master Gardeners 4-H Club today!!

March 6, 2015

Carroll County ISU Extension and Outreach want to Thank You during Extension Week!

Listen to KKRL/KCIM during Extension Week ~ March 23-27~ and see if you can win the daily trivia question for a gift bag from your Carroll County Extension Outreach county staff and council members.

 

March 4, 2015

Seed Treatment will be held on March 17th at 9:00 am

Commercial Ag will be held on March 17th at 1:00 pm

Ornamental and Turfgrass will be held on March 26th at 1:00 pm

 

All re-shows are held at the Carroll County Extension office and you must pre-register by calling 712-792-2364.

servsafe
January 23, 2014

ServSafe will be held Thursday, April 16, at the Carroll County Extension Office.  ServSafe is a food protection manager cerfication course for restaurant and foodservice managers.

Statewide Resources

  • Many consumers don’t realize how quickly leftovers can become unsafe.  Watch the videos and download the 4-Day Throw Away app to learn about the dangers of foodborne illnesses and the four-day guideline for eating, freezing or throwing away leftovers.
     

  • Participate in these classes for child care providers focused on healthy, affordable food choices and physical activities for children. Department of Human Services-approved credit is available for those attending.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through hands-on workshops to learn and practice safe food preservation techniques.

  • Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food.  Check out our blog, website, and Facebook page to learn skills and adopt habits to feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

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