Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Grow Another Row Cass County logo with carrots
July 7, 2021

Grow Another Row Cass County has released its pick-up and drop-off schedule for 2021, and is now accepting local fresh produce donations across the county through October 1.

ISU Words on Wellness
July 6, 2021

Welcome to Words on Wellness- a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you'll find reliable, research based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy habits into your daily lifestyle. NEWS for Older Adults is a newsletter with nutrition tips and recipes specifically targeted to older residents. Check back monthly for the latest edition of each!

Master Gardener Logo
June 15, 2021

Applications Due July 1; Training Begins in August- Local workshops offered

Grow Another Row with Healthy Cass County Logo
April 20, 2021
Grow Another Row, a program started last year to encourage, support and network local growers for food donation, is back in 2021 with plans to expand, including a new coordinator in Claire Smith. 
Master Gardener Logo
April 20, 2021

Applications Due by April 30 for consideration. Grant money to be used in the 2021 growing season, to encourage gardening to grow food for education or donation, and/or for gardening projects to improve local communities. The money may also be used for gardening education purposes. 

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

  • social media icons

    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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