Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 22, 2015

An educational six week series designed to provide the tools a person would need to take better care of themselves and in turn, be better prepared to take care of a loved one.

July 20, 2015

Program marks four years of empowering Iowa communities

July 7, 2015

Keep your locally bought produce fresher, longer

June 24, 2015

Multi-state approach offers education and outreach for families

June 15, 2015

 A June-bearing strawberry planting can be productive for several years if the bed is given the right care.

Local Resources

EFNEP - Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program offers FREE nutrition education to low-resource families.  Families with children up to 10 years of age or expecting parents can receive eight nutrition lessons in their home.

Words on Wellness is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices.

Chef Charles Says... Newsletter is a monthly newsletter to help older adults know more about nutrition and food selection.

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. 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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