Jody Gatewood
ISU Extension Nutrition and Health Specialist

515-294-4691
jodyg@iastate.edu

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Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts.

The state nutrition and health team for Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recently added to its numbers. Jody Gatewood, new assistant state nutrition program specialist, will split her time between two nutrition education programs --- the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) --- and nutrition research grant projects.

As more Iowans take up gardening and pay attention to local foods, they also are showing a growing interest in safe food preservation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two workshops in November as part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program. Learn safe preservation methods for jams, jellies, fruit preserves, dehydrating and pickles.

Better nutrition and more physical activity are the stable, healthy resolutions that override any diet craze. The Adventure Learning Center is balancing the two by offering courses that combine rope challenges and nutrition education.