Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

January 27, 2015

Women, Land & Legacy of Southwest Iowa will be presenting “Women Gaining Ground,” a one-day conference designed to be fun and empowering for women from all walks of life, held on Saturday, March 21 in Shenandoah

December 12, 2012

Each month, specialists from ISU Extension and Outreach provide a wealth of information to Iowa residents.  Updated regularly as more newsletters are made available!

February 13, 2015

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Atlantic on March 16, 2015.  

February 12, 2015

Cooking with Kids! is a month of sessions held on Wednesday's for 4th and 5th graders to learn how to cook, make healthy choices, and eat right!

December 30, 2014

How can Master Gardeners and community volunteers support local food systems?  Everyone is welcome to help us learn how!

Montgomery County Extension has 3 Different Healthy Eating Demonstration kits available for checkout to the public at no charge.  these kits are excellent ways to teach healthy eating to your community group, class or club.

  • Food pyramid
  • Food Portions (serving size demonstrations)
  • Super Size Sugar (How much sugar is in your pop?)

Contact the extension office for more information on these kits.

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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