Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

November 19, 2015

The county youth coordinator serves as a representative of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Council providing leadership, delivery, and management for many aspects of the 4-H program serving youth of Sioux County. The ISU Extension and Outreach Sioux County Council exists to provide effective program leadership and financial oversight for the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Sioux County District.To be considered for first review, submit cover letter and resume by Friday, Dec. 23, 2015. Subsequent applications received after that date will be reviewed upon submission. Position is open until filled. Click for more details and how to apply.

October 26, 2015

Applications are being taken now for Region 1 Human Sciences Program Coordinator under the supervision of the O'Brien County Extension Council. Apply by Nov. 20, 2015.

October 15, 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.

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.

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 -

  • 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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