Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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August 19, 2016

Brought to you by Iowa State University Extension & Outreach and the Southeast Iowa Agricultural Research Association  Thursday, September 8, 2016   •  Tours begin at 1:30 p.m. •  Free and open to the public!  Contract Myron Rees at mrees@iastate.edu for more information.  http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Pages/eccrops/meetserc.html

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August 19, 2016

Brown Bag Lunch Workshop, Sustainable Living Center, Room 18 at the MUM, 1000 N. 4th Street, Fairfield. Benefits and challenges of collecting, storing and using rainwater at home, at a business and on the farm. Learning the components of rain collection and storage system. Creating a rain garden to manage rain runoff, and tour the water catchment system at the Sustainable Living Center.

Speakers are Greg Brenneman, Linda Naeve and Dina Chammas. For more information call our Extension Office at 641-472-4166

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August 17, 2016

Certification for Foodservice Managers and Workers. A Photo ID is required to take Certification Exam. Register online at http://goo.gl/XD7uQe or call 1-800-262-0015. Registration Fee is $150.00. Deadline to sign up is Sept. 20th. Class size is limited. Register early. 

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August 8, 2016

As we get ready to start a new school year, parents wonder what they can do to help their children succeed in school. The Dare to Excel monthly newsletters have tips for creating a home environment that promotes learning on several topics.

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July 28, 2016

IOWA STATE EXTENSION AND OUTREACH WANTS YOU!!!

WE ARE SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

TO HELP OUR KIDS BECOME LEADERS OF TOMORROW!

 

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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