Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

January 12, 2016

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers.  This class will prepare individuals to become a Certified Food Protection Manager (CFPM), a requirement for food establishments in Iowa.

October 21, 2015

53 youth gathered for the Regional Youth Leadership Team Conference at Upper Iowa University on October 15.  The youth attended a variety of sessions expanding their awareness about the importance of being physically active, making healthy choices, learning about our food system, discussing how to be respectful and responsible citizens and how to best promote the work they do in 4-H Food & Fitness clubs. All schools left with new project ideas for the current school year and we look forward to the next meeting to convene about the progress made.  Pictured is the Oelwein school's resource contact, Molly Schintler and Food and Fitness 4-H club members: Austin Parmely, Jared Little, Jacob Reagan, Alianna Holliday and Marissa Lammers.

August 14, 2015

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.  ServSafe® meets the criteria for an individual to become a "Certified Food Protection Manager" (CFPM). For more information click on the following link http://www.extension.iastate.edu/winneshiek/content/servsafe-training-offered-food-service-professionals
 
 

January 27, 2015

What can a baby see right after birth? How much should a 1-year-old eat? Should a 3-year-old have a hearing test? These and many more questions keep parents awake at night wondering how they can be a better parent to their children, said Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist in family life with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Fortunately, a free and easily accessible resource is available just in time to provide some answers.

November 21, 2013

A food and nutrition fair workshop was recently held in which youth were able to learn more about the judging process, learn more about a good place setting versus a bad place setting, and have an opportunity to work as a team to create a well-balanced meal using MyPlate.  Workshop Photos   

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • Safe Food

    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.

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    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.

  • Spend Smart, Eat Smart

    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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