Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Master Gardener
August 11, 2014

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. Current articles:  Oak - Iowa's State Tree and Other Trainings to "Master"
 

August 22, 2014

The one-day workshops are important for growers who want to better understand how GAPs can be used to meet buyers’ food safety requirements.

Words on Wellness
January 28, 2014

“Words on Wellness' is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.
 
November newsletter highlights:
                                                         Recycling Food Waste? Waste Not, Want Not?
                                                          What’s in Your Kitchen?;
                                                          Tzatziki with Pita Chips;
                                                         The Safety of CrossFit

Family Nutrition Program
January 28, 2014

Family Nutrition Program is for families with children under age 10 or pregnant. Eight to 10 lessons include tips on eating nutritiously on a budget. Call 515-462-1001 for home visits or upcoming group series.

December 3, 2010

Madison County Extension is on Facebook - 'like' us and receive updates, announcements, photos, events, videos, and more!

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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