Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

April 22, 2015

Child care providers working in Harrison, Monona and Shelby counties are invited to a professional development day on Saturday, May 16 at Willow Lake Recreation Area near Woodbine.   The event starts at 8:00 a.m. with registration.  Two workshops are offered:

MyPlate for My Child Care:  4 Easy Steps   -and-

Nature Explore:  Wonder-Filled Beginnings

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October 21, 2014

'Words on Wellness' - Your Extension connection to nutrition and fitness (otherwise known as WOW) is a statewide monthly newsletter. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power

October 21, 2014

Extension's Spend Smart Eat Smart website features dollar-saving tips, interactive activities, recipe videos and blogs hosted by ISU Extension nutrition specialists.

February 16, 2009

Keeping families strong during tough times is important. Check out these three new publications with tips for managing your family’s relationships during these tough times. Or many other resources on our eXtension.org web site.

June 8, 2005

Confidential assistance and referral for stress, legal questions and financial concerns are just a phone call away, or if you prefer, on the web.

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

  • 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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