Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

April 20, 2015

Last week, USDA confirmed that a high pathogenic avian influenza (HPAI) was diagnosed in Buena Vista County, Iowa

March 20, 2015

Questions about consuming eggs? Find out more!

February 16, 2015

Check out this video shared by the Iowa 4H Foundation. You Gotta Eat Your Fruits, a parody of All About The Bass.

February 12, 2015

Free training for Child Care Providers, day care centers, and preschool educators in Union, Adams, Ringgold, and Taylor Counties.

Funded by Quad Counties 4 Kids Early Childhood Area

PRE-REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED BY MARCH 13, 2015.

TRAINING DATE: TUESDAY, MARCH 17, 2015

6:30PM - 8:30PM

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

  • 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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