Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

freezermeals
December 5, 2016

Are you looking for quick easy meals for the winter month?
Join us in our freezer meal workshop on December 15th
Registration is required, click the link above for full details.

November 30, 2016

The holiday can bring changes in schedules, additional tasks, unrealistic expectations and much more. It is the season to be jolly but adding this stress to what is already happening can be overwhelming. What is a person to do?

November 8, 2016

As the holidays approach, we are all thinking about spending time with family and enjoying delicious food. During this time, it is also important to consider the importance of keeping food safe to eat so our family and friends stay healthy during the holidays.

August 29, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school? Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/life
March 25, 2014

Are you 60 or older? Are you interested in Exergaming?


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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