Food, Nutrition and Health

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ISU Words on Wellness
October 13, 2020

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. Check back monthly for the latest edition!

Grow Another Row Cass County
October 1, 2020
Local pantries continue to see increasing numbers, and appreciate both food and monetary donations. Click for specific information on how to
support Cass County food pantries this fall.
Healthy Cass County
April 14, 2020

Resource Guide a Collaboration between Healthy Cass County, Cass County ISU Extension, and Cass County Local Food Policy Council 

Grow Another Row Cass County
April 6, 2020

Partnership Program Encourages Residents to grow and share excess produce in 2020

Farmers Markets of Cass County
March 14, 2020

UPDATE: This free workshop will be held via teleconference from 12:30-3:30 PM

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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