Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 15, 2014

 

Emmet County Extension & Outreach office will host an Continuing Instructional Course for the following commercial pesticide applicators:

  • Roadside, Forest, & Aquatic Pest Management
  • Mosquito & Public Health Pest Management
  • Ornamental and Turfgrass Applicators
  • Commercial Ag Weed, Insect, Plant Disease Management
  • Fumigation
  • Pest Control Operators
September 8, 2014

September is National Food Safety Education Month, and an appropriate way to celebrate is to clean the kitchen, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialist says.

September 8, 2014

Iowa Ag Secretary Bill Northey and farmer Nate Anderson were guest experts in the Farm Progress Show tent organized by Iowa State University. They shared their management strategy experiences and listened as farmers talked about management practices for their own farms.

August 29, 2014

Each training session provides each participant 1.5 hours of continuing education for DHS and are suitable for all training levels. Online traind do count as group setting credit because of the high level of group interactions. However, full particiaption is required to receive training credit.

August 28, 2014

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has tips on the best way to harvest homegrown melons.

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.
     

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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