Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

August 3, 2015

Learn safe, research-based methods for making Jams and Dehydrating Foods.This workshop is part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist will lead the workshop, Tuesday August 18, 2015
 

July 20, 2015

Check out the new August 2015 WOW newsletter! This newsletter is written by Iowa State University Extension Nutrition and Health Specialists working in the field and on campus. Published monthly, it promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans.

July 20, 2015

ISU Extension and Outreach now has a new newsletter for older adults.  "NEWS You Can Use" will be available monthly. 
August 2015 is now available.

July 13, 2015

This workshop is part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.Barb Fuller, ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition and health specialist will lead the workshop.  August 13, 2015

May 27, 2015

ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held in Council Bluffs, Iowa on September 14, 2015.
ServSafe, the national certification program for food service managers, will be held various places in 2015.
Looking to be certified in 2015?  Check this brochure for dates, places and times.

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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