Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Master Gardener Logo
October 28, 2016

10 a.m. to 12 p.m. Please pre-register by Dec. 2nd. A fee of $5.00 payable at the door. Join us at 2606 West Burlington Ave. in Fairfield (Extension Office). Let us celebrate the seasons!!

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October 14, 2016

Early Childhood professionals have access to cost effective and convenient online learning. Call Joy Rouse for more information. 641-842-2014

http://www.extension.iastate.edu/humansciences/el-online

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May 26, 2016

Come join our Community Table Talk being held once a month on the 2nd TUESDAY.  The location is at the Iowa State Extension and Outreach Office from 6 to 7 pm. We want to hear from you. 

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • Safe Food

    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.

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    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.

  • Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

    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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