Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

December 12, 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 Wednesday, February 11, 2015 at Great Prairie AEA in Burlington.

December 12, 2014

The Des Moines County Extension Office of Iowa State University Extension is offering a food safety training class for food service workers and others interested in the basics of serving safe food. The next class is Wednesday, January 21,2015 from 1:30 pm to 4:30 pm at the Great Prairie AEA building, 3601 West Avenue, Burlington.

October 20, 2014

 

Welcome to Fall 2014 "Growing in the Region Newsletter". It is a pleasure to share, re-share and comment on a few topics related to local horticulture, small farms and regional foods. The purpose of this newsletter is to focus on local topics, programs and events.

October 15, 2014

When you need to make decisions that affect your family, community, business or farm, look to Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. You can rely on ISU Extension and Outreach for unbiased, research-based information and education to help you make better decisions today and tomorrow. ISU Extension and Outreach has information available on a wide range of topics. Subscribe to our various e-mail notifications to read about the latest news, information, and local educational programs.

September 29, 2014

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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