Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 4, 2014

Cherokee, Iowa - Tour local farms in Cherokee County during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Flavors of Northwest Iowa's "Farm to Fork" bus tour June 2o.

May 15, 2013

Horticulturists with Iowa State University Extension & Outreach answer questions about rhubarb plant selection and harvesting.

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December 2, 2012

Check out this important and useful information for your family - financial, health, nutrition, parenting and much more!

March 28, 2012

Twenty-nine people with a passion for gardening and horticulture had fun sharing seeds, seedlings, stories, and experiences! Seven Master Gardener Interns completed their 40 hours volunteer service!

March 28, 2012

Ida County Extension is proud to announce that nine participants in this winter’s 2012 Master Gardener Program have completed their 40 hours of training to become Master Gardener Interns!

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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