Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

February 10, 2016

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Atlantic on March 14, 2016.  To receive more information and registration form, contact ISU Extension and Outreach, Cass County at 712-243-1132 or your local ISU Extension and Outreach office.  Anyone needing to take the recertification exam only may contact the office for more information. Registration is required by March 10.   

February 8, 2016

It was a great opportunity to share all that Extension represents during our chamber coffee last week.  Mills County Extension provides numerous opportunities for education, information and positive youth development to the Mills County Area.  We had a great turn-out at the coffee

February 2, 2016

Women Gaining Ground Conference coming April 30th.  You will laugh, learn and leave filled with excitement and great ideas to take home.  Cost is $25

February 2, 2016

Women Gaining Ground Conference coming April 30th.  You will laugh, learn and leave filled with excitement and great ideas to take home.  Cost is $25

January 26, 2016

On Thursday, February 18th, Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa will be hosting a learning experience for the tastebuds!  Participants will be inspired to grow fresh herbs and garden produce to incorporate into their own recipes after learning how Sauced, Red Oak’s newest restaurant, uses locally grown goods in their dishes. 

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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 - 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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