Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

April 6, 2021

Preserving your own foods can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think. It’s a great way to have delicious, local food all year long. An introductory course and four hands-on workshops offer you the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.

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March 1, 2021

4-H'ers can demonstrate their communications skills and personal style at the annual Expressions Day.  The deadline to register for this great event is June 1.

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March 1, 2021

Certification is available for those who sell

June 21, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers ServSafe®  food safety certification classes.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, 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.

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are free programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our 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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    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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