Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

March 19, 2019

In cooperation with the Department of Agriculture and Land Stewardship, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide viewing for the Farmers Market Nutrition Program 2019 webinar training for new and returning farmers market vendors March 28 or April 11. Read more

March 8, 2019


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The state of Iowa has specific laws and regulations related to food that is prepared at home and sold direct to consumers. This workshop includes both online and face-to-face sessions that will guide you through regulations and the best food safety practices to ensure safe handling of your product from the kitchen to the point of sale. This workshop is open to anyone ages 18 years or older.

February 14, 2019

Sign Up Now! Contact America Anderson, 319-486-6410, America5@iastate.edu or
Athena Speller, 319-229-6766, aspeller@iastate.edu

June 18, 2018


Thanks KWWL for interviewing Steven and spreading the word about this HEALTH Hazard WEED! Please read more:

Steve Eilers, Urban Agriculture Specialist   seilers@iastate.edu   319-234-6811 

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • 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

  • 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!

  • 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

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

  • 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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