Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 9, 2014

The Leopold Center has been working on four new videos about the importance of local food -- for Iowa  communities, farmers, young people and our landscape.  The series is called "Why Local? Why Now?"

April 17, 2014

Interested in canning, freezing or dehydrating?  Don't use grandma's recipes!  It is essential to use current tested recipes and procedures to make sure your food is safe.

April 3, 2013

Kick Butts day, a tobacco awareness day is a challenge to all smokers to KICK the habit.

December 21, 2012

See whats new in tobacco cessation and other stories

September 23, 2011

The NEST Program is a free program, which helps pregnant mothers preparefor the arrival of their baby and mothers of children up to 5 years of age. The program encourages early entry into the healthcare system, education and awareness.

School activities will soon be here.

The Family Nutrition Guide

Quick Healthy Meals

For current health and nutriton tips read

for Tobacco and Quitline information http://www.idph.state.ia.us/TUPAC/Youth.aspx

Quitline Iowa

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.

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