Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 2, 2015

Food service providers are concerned about food safety issues. ServSafeprovides food safety training for restaurant and other food service managers and professionals to meet the industry standards and obligation to consumers.

April 28, 2015

Proper food safety training for food service workers is essential and Greene County Extension is two courses in Summer 2015 to meet this need. Click here for more information.

April 28, 2015

Check your dial pressure canner gauges at Greene County Extension for $5.00 each. Call Laura or Sue at (515) 386-2138 to schedule an appointment.

November 29, 2012

"Garden Bounty - 2013 Garden Calendar" (PM 0815) is available for $6.00 from the ISU Extension and Outreach online store at www.extension.iastate.edu/store or at the Greene County Extension Office, 104 W. Washington St., Jefferson, IA.  This is the 35th edition of the ISU Extension and Outreach garden calendar.

November 9, 2012

An upcoming workshop on role modeling healthy behaviors is being sponsored by Greene County Extension for child care providers, teachers, as well as parents.  The workshop is eligible for two hours of licensing credits for child care providers.

LINKS TO HEALTHY LIVING

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

  • 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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