Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

April 16, 2019

What is available for local foods in Butler County?  Where can consumers find local products?  Where are producers interested in selling?

Are you a local food producer, farmer's market manager, local food consumer, grocery store manager, restaurant owner in Butler County?  Iowa State University Extension in Butler County and UNI Local Food Program Manager are hosting a networking meeting for those interested in local foods in Butler County.  Anyone is welcome to attend.  The purpose is to identify what is available in Butler County and identify how we can work together. 

Meeting will be held at the Butler County Extension Office in Allison on April 29th at 6:00 pm.  Light supper will be provided. Anyone is interested is encouraged to attend! RSVP by April 25th to Holly Merritt, Butler County Extension Director at 319-267-2707 or hmerritt@iastate.edu.

FYLER

January 17, 2019

ServSafe Food Safety Training classes are being offered in Black Hawk County throughout 2019 for certification for food service managers and workers.  Attached is the brochure for more information and registraion information.  Registration is required at least three weeks prior to class date. Click on above link for more registration options.

BROCHURE

A Quick Reference to Butler County Residents - Be sure to check out all the links at "Resources from ISU Extension" on this page for more information.

Center for Disease Control

Food & Fitness - as advertised on Channel 9  11:30 broadcast

Iowa Poison Control Center

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

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through 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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