Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 24, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Lee County is looking for a passionate, hard-working, goal-driven person to join our staff as an Office Assistant.  Find out more about this position and how to apply.

July 15, 2016

ISU Extension and Outreach of Lee County will be testing canner gauges for free at our office. Learn more here.

May 26, 2016

We are excited to be bringing 3 different STEM Adacemy sessions this June for youth that have finished Kindergarten through 5th grade in Gardening, Animal Science, and Cooking!

March 29, 2016

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Lee County has much to celebrate during ISU Extension and Outreach Week, March 27 through April 2.

February 5, 2015

Read our 2014 Stakeholder Report to learn some important ways ISU Extension and Outreach served Lee County residents last year.

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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