Healthy and Homemade "Quickinars"

Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes. You will learn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home.
The Black Hawk County Extension office will be featuring the quickinar series throughout the month of May and June. Future quickinar topics include:
Quickinar: Cook Now, Eat Later
Discover how planning ahead can reduce stress and save money as you provide your family with nutritious, home-cooked meals. Freezer meals will decrease your time in the kitchen and provide a quick-fix meal for those hectic days.

Quickinar: Healthy Choices: Aisle by Aisle
A virtual grocery tour will help you identify and purchase the most nutritious items while stretching your food dollars. Strategies at the grocery store can make or break the pocketbook. Nutritious food does not need to be expensive.
Quickinar: Slow Cooker Meals
Explore the benefits of the slow cooker. Slow cookers are a great way to cook while you are away from home! Learn food safety tips and meal ideas for your slow cooker.
Quickinar: Veg Out! 
Examine the benefits of vegetables. Explore recipe ideas, and learn how to increase fruit and veggies in your diet. Learn how to make a whole meal salad and homemade salad dressing.


Interested in attending the more in-depth, in-person Healthy and Homemade program?  
Jill Weber | Human Sciences, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
Human Sciences Specialist, Nutrition and Wellness
3420 University Avenue, Suite B, Waterloo, IA 50701-200
   Phone: 319-234-6811

Have other food-related questions? AnswerLine provides information and resources for Iowa consumers with home and family questions. Call 1-800-262-3804 or 1-800-735-2942 (Relay Iowa phone linkage for individuals who are deaf or hard-of-hearing). The hours are Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. - noon and 1 - 4 p.m.
If you or someone you know is having trouble affording food or accessing food, there are resources available. Through May, all those receiving food assistance will receive the maximum amount allowed. For example, a household of one will receive $194/month while a 2-person household will receive $355. To apply, call the Iowa Food Assistance Hotline 855-944-FOOD (3663). You can also call 2-1-1 to speak with someone about basic human needs resources (e.g., food pantries).

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