Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

December 4, 2014

People who make decisions about school meal programs need to understand the changing school environment, specifically school meal requirements and goals, nutrition education and children’s needs for physical activity.

November 17, 2014

This workshop addresses the market development risks and relationships farmers and ranchers must manage as they scale up to market their product to restaurants, grocery stores, food service buyers and schools.

Topics to be covered include:
communications and relationship,building,packaging,labels,supply/delivery,post-harvest,handling for produce,grading,insurance,regulatory,marketing, and food safety overview,

November 14, 2014

Monthly recipes, nutrition tips and goal-setting reminders are featured in the 2015 Healthy and Homemade Nutrition Calendar from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 7, 2014

November Is National Family Caregivers Month.

Master Gardener
August 11, 2014

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. 
Current articles: Books for Kids This Christmas  and  ISU Extension Workshop “MarketReady”

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.

  • Grain handling, agricultural machine design, precision farming systems, soil tillage and management, and agricultural drainage.

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