Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 10, 2014

ServSafe food safety training program is an 8-hour training to help food service managers and employees meet the resaurant industry standards and obligations to consumers. The upcoming class will be held August 6, 2014  at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington.

July 8, 2014

Are you aware that illnesses from Salmonella spike in the summer?  And that the overwhelming majority of hospitalizations from Salmonellosis occur in children under 5 years of age? Be ready this summer to take action and reduce the risk of infection in your family!

June 26, 2014

Summer is here and it's time to fire up the grill!  Here are a few tips for safe grilling.

January 22, 2014

Parents, Please come join us for a free nutition and cooking class!

January 4, 2011

Facebook users are invited to stay up-to-date with Des Moines County Extension by joining us on Facebook. We keep the link right here -- or search for Iowa State University Extension, Des Moines County


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. Raising Healthy Kids 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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