Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 27, 2015

Clippings now includes more diverse topics that go beyond horticulture, though horticulture will still be an occasional and timely topic. The column will remain focused on research-based information written by ISU Extension and Outreach program specialists.

SFP 10-14
July 17, 2015

Get the tools, skills, and strategies to build stronger families in seven sessions! The SFP 10-14 is a free, fun, and effective programdesigned to assist parents in preparing their 6th graders for a positive experience in the teen years. Sundays, October 4 - November 15, Crosswalk Teen Center 1305 23rd St. Hawarden, Iowa. Snacks and games 2 - 2:30 p.m. Sessions and childcare 2:30 - 4:30 p.m.

December 22, 2014

A newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestye for Iowans. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, food safety and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

January 17, 2014

Iowa State University (ISU) researchers have received new funding to evaluate an intergenerational exercise program for older adults in rural Iowa counties, including Osceola and Lyon County. Dates and locations here.

Photo of produce in bins
December 4, 2013

Northwest Iowa - Local foods are making an economic impact in Iowa. In fact, sales of food produced in northwest Iowa added $312,441 to the local economy in 2012 as reported by eighteen farmers in the northwest region.

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. 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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