Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

January 6, 2017

Pocahontas County Senior 4-H'ers! This 4-H Scholarship is for YOU!!
Application deadline is: FEBRUARY 1, 2017!

January 3, 2017

The Iowa 4-H Foundation has announced applications are now available for the  4-H scholarship program. Over 90 scholarship opportunities valued at over $90,000 will be awarded. 

January 3, 2017

Seeking Educators to impact elementary and middle school youth in Summer Day Camp programs across Clay, Ida, Sac, Pocahontas, and Buena Vista counties.
Seeking existing formal or non-formal and/or future educators who have passion for inspiring and energizing youth in discovery and learning!

Please call BV County Extension and Outreach for more information (712) 732-5056 or visit https://goo.gl/g6OkgF  .


Two positions responsible for this summer’s programming:

  • CREATIVE ARTS POSITION: Photography Basics, Camera Obscura, Painting through the Ages, Design Decisions
  • STEM AND VET SCIENCE POSITION: Crime and Spy Science, Race it, Fling it, Fly It (motion and flight science), Biogentics/Biotechnology, Explorations and Next Steps Vet Science
Submit Applications by the end of the day January 31, 2017 to Nichol Kleepsies (kleepsie@iastate.edu).
January 16, 2017

Fred M. Hall, an Iowa State graduate, is returning to the university as a dairy specialist. He will cover the northwest portion of the state with his office based out of Sioux County.

January 13, 2017

On Dec. 17, 2016, a large tree fell on a wedding party near Los Angeles, Calif., killing one and injuring several others. While fatalities from falling trees are uncommon, this incident is a worthy reminder of the importance of properly maintaining and pruning trees in urban landscapes.


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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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