Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 21, 2019

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

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June 19, 2019

Gardening and pizza went together perfectly in Lansing! 16 youth learned the different parts of a plant, and how each part is edible depending on the fruit or vegetable.

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June 14, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District in partnership with the NE Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative is accepting applications for a full-time AmeriCorps service member for the 2019-2020 school year.

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June 12, 2019

The Allamakee Community School District is partnering with the Iowa 4-H AmeriCorps program to bring Kids’ Club activities to Waukon this summer – “Food & Fitness Fun!”.

May 24, 2019

Produce growers who want to get their water tested can do so for free, thanks to an effort by the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Produce Safety Team, which is providing five drop-off dates and locations across the state.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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.

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

  • Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

    The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a free program 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.

  • 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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