Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

October 6, 2014

NEWS You Can Use is a monthly newsletter developed by Iowa State University Nutrition Specialists that contains researched-based nutrition information and recipes specifically for older adults.  Find the latest issue here!

August 21, 2014

Lowell and Marge Dohlman were inducted into the 4-H Hall of Fame at a ceremony held at the Iowa State Fair on August17.

October 22, 2014

October is National Farm to School Month.   Farm to School is alive and growing in northeast Iowa schools because of the support of the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative (FFI).

October 18, 2014

Iowa State University boasts one of AmeriCorps’ most wide-ranging, unique programs. The Iowa AmeriCorps 4-H Outreach Program serves communities and programs across the state.

October 18, 2014

The United States of Agriculture (USDA) recently announced the awards for the Local Food Promotion Program (LFPP).  One of the grants was awarded to Upper Explorerland Regional Planning Commission in partnership with the Iowa Food Hub.  IFH is an outgrowth of the Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative and its partners including ISU Extension and Luther College.

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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