Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

December 17, 2014

Supporting Local Food Systems
To be held at the Iowa County Extension Office
January 15, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
February 12, 2015 6:30-8:30PM
March 12, 2105 6:30-8:30PM
$5.00 fee per session
Call 319-668-1052 to register.

August 18, 2014

Information on the benefits of different colored vegetables, including spinach, a kitchen food safety list, and a recipe for roasted tomato and spinach pasta.

November 15, 2011

The Words on Wellness newsletter is a monthly newsletter written and prepared by Renee Sweers, a Nutrition and Health Field Program Specialist.

April 15, 2011

These are the wild mushrooms that people pick in April and May. The safe morels are those that have the hollow stem. The first pickings of mushrooms are usually the gray ones and the later ones become more yellow. The tops all look like a sponge, very

April 15, 2011

Serving safe meals to field workers requires careful planning and packaging — especially when field chemicals are involved.

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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