Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 29, 2014

Newsletter to Cover All Things Related to Small Farm Living


 
February 19, 2014

A Lego Robotics Camp will be offered for 4th-6th grade and Up For the Challenge, focusing on nutrition and fitness, will be offered for Kindergarten-3rd grade.

August 14, 2013

Pick Your Adventure with 4-H! There are tons of possibilities! 14 Clubs with 4 Clover Kids clubs! 4H is more than 'just an Ag program'! It is making the better BEST! Join online today, or call the Extension Office at 641-472-4166!

Enrollment begins September 1st!

September 2, 2010

ISU Extension is now publishing newsletters available to everyone throughout the state. We have newsletters for everything from Acreage Living to Vet Med. So if you are looking for a newsletter you came to the right place.

September 20, 2007

Families Extension Answer Line provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions.

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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