Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 12, 2016

Mary Wilkins began her work with ISU Extension and Outreach-Story County as the County 4-H Youth Coordinator over 14 years ago. During that time, Mary has created a vibrant 4-H program that has over 400 enrolled 4-H’ers in grades 4-12 in addition to 175 enrolled 4-H Clover Kids in Kindergarten through third grade. 

September 8, 2016

Do you help take care of an adult with chronic conditions? If so, you are not alone. Over 43.5 million family caregivers in America provide a vast array of emotional, financial, nursing, social, homemaking and other services on a daily or an intermittent basis.

September 8, 2016

“The council members elected this year will be involved in bringing educational opportunities to Story County for the next four years,” Boelman said. ISU Extension and Outreach educational programming is a cooperative effort involving local citizens, Iowa State University and the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Ride. Eat. Repeat.
July 20, 2016

Join us on a culinary bike ride in the country side of Story and Boone County

Katelyn Blake, CYC and Katie Williams, PA
June 29, 2016

Two new staff join the Story County Extension team in time for county fair.  While they both have 4-H and county fair experiences, this will be their first Story County Fair.  Katelyn Blake joins the team as the County 4-H Youth Coordinator and Katie Williams as Program Assistant.

           

Local Resources

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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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