The Adventure Comes to You

Presented by Iowa State University Food Science and Human Nutrition and Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, The Adventure Comes to You brings cutting edge research from Iowa State University to the citizens of Iowa.

Spring 2017 Topics 


Health Isn't Always in the "BMEye" of the Beholder

presented by Alison St. Germain, MS, RD, LD
Learn to eat in a way that satisfies your wellbeing AND your taste buds.


Why What Your Great-Grandparents Ate 100 Years Ago Can Affect Your Health Today

presented by Kevin Schalinske, Ph.D.
Learn how environmental factors such as diet can affect health and disease for many generations to come.

Join us for this free event at one of these locations across Iowa...

Waterloo | May 16, 9 a.m. - noon

Black Hawk County Extension Office, 3420 University Avenue, Suite B

Le Mars | May 17, 9 a.m. - noon

Plymouth County Extension Office, 251 12th Street, SE

Atlantic | May 18, 9 a.m. - noon

Cass County Extension Office, 805 West 10th Street

Iowa City | May 19, 9 a.m. - noon

Johnson County Extension Office, 3109 Old Highway, 218 South


Past participants say... 


I just wanted to tell you that yesterday’s program was VERY informative. It really related back to youth and families; I plan to use the 5-2-1-0 program in my after-school sessions. I also would love to have Stephanie come do a program with her information on Food Science as more than 85% of people are removed from agriculture and don’t truly understand about food. I am a farmer’s daughter/farmer and I learned a lot from her yesterday---so exciting! It would be very valuable to have more professors from the university come and “educate/update” those of us in Extension. - Katie Diemer, County Youth Coordinator


WOW! What an fantastic day at Nashua this past Tuesday. The topics covered by Drs. Lanningham-Foster, Rowling, and Clark were expertly done and extremely well received. We had roughly 50 people attend—some from area hospitals, staff from child care centers as their professional development day, as well as local residents and Extension and Outreach staff. The presenters and staff made a difference in the lives of Iowans! I hope there will be additional Adventures to come. Thank you and your staff for a great educational experience. - Kraig Tweed, Regional Extension Education Director


What an informative morning! I recently had the opportunity to attend a session of "The Adventure Comes to You". It was indeed a great adventure. As a retiree, it was stimulating to hear campus faculty share their expertise on relevant topics - food safety, food science, and behavior research. I wondered why as a retiree I should be involved in a meeting with those still employed. My answer - I think I provided a nice touch of reality as someone with a similar knowledge base who is living in the field. I can see both sides even better than when you are in the middle of it as an employee. There is also a good ambassador factor - it's always nice when you can brag about the great work of your former employer. Plus, it's always great to connect with former coworkers and continue to network for the good of the community. My thanks to Rachel Wall for extending the invitation and to all the others who made the event a reality. I really appreciated my adventure! - Jan Temple, retired Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Health

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