Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

February 12, 2020

. 2019 Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vendor Training

Waterloo, Iowa – 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.
 
This viewing option is for individuals who may not have Internet service or who may experience Internet service issues. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Black Hawk County will be showing the Farmers Market Nutrition Program Vendor Training for free at 3420 University Avenue in Waterloo, Iowa on March 28th and April 11th at 10:00 am.  Read more

January 23, 2020

 

 

Tuesdays, April 7, 14, 21, 28 and May 5, 12, 2020   9:30am - Noon
at Nazareth Lutheran Church, 7401 University Ave, Cedar Falls

$30 (includes Caregiver Help Book - $30 value)       Please REGISTER HERE by April 1st

Cindy Thompson | Human Sciences Specialist/Family Life .  641-229-6644 or cpthom08@iastate.edu.  Read more

October 22, 2019


See the tested and researched Apple Recipes from the National Center for Home Food Preservation. Thanks to Jill Weber for sharing her demonstration. See recipes here!

October 21, 2019

Thank You to Jill Weber, Human Sciences Specialist, for teaching Extension, Food Corps and NFNEP staff the safe and correct way to can salsa! And for sharing her home for the class. For questions you can contact Jill at: jrweber@iastate.edu

It is important to use a tested or researched based recipe when canning homemade salsa.

The reason being, the ratio of low acid vegetables (tomatoes, peppers, onion and garlic) to acid (lemon juice, lime juice, or vinegar) has not been tested in a non-research based recipe. Recipes that have been tested will have enough acid to prevent the growth of the botulism bacteria and provide a safe product that everyone can enjoy straight from the canning jar. View the TEST Salsa Recipe here: Recipe from National Center for Home Food Preservation https://nchfp.uga.edu/how/can_salsa/chile_salsa.html 
Another great resource: Iowa StateExtension and Outreach Brochure, Preserve the Taste of Summer - Canning and Freezing: Tomatoes PM638 https://store.extension.iastate.edu/product/3990            See more instructions here:

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

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.

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

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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!

  • 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

  • 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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