Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

March 19, 2017

Food gardening is a great way to keep some green in your pocket while also putting some greens on your table. While there are endless benefits to growing your own produce, we want to share with you the bottom line – the benefits.

March 16, 2017

Make 2017 the year to pay special attention to diversity and inclusion, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

February 24, 2017

ISU Collegiate 4-H has partnered with Story County Leadership Team to host a lock-in for 4-H members in 6th through 9th grades in Hardin, Marshall, Boon and Story counties.

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February 23, 2017

How children deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Are they overwhelmed or do they bounce back?

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February 10, 2017

$70,000 awarded to 14 counties focused on increasing the amount of fresh produce donated to food pantries

Local Resources

Check out Words on Wellness

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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