Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Babysitting Basics Workshop logo
August 9, 2022

Full day class for youth 11-15 to learn skills to become a sucessful babysitter

Preserve the Taste of Summer photo of canned produce
July 8, 2022

Course Covers Overview of Preservation Methods and Resources; Pre-Registration Required. Register online or by phone by July 13!

ISU Words on Wellness
July 1, 2022

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 Class Photo and QR code
June 23, 2022

Applications Due July 8; Training will be offered hybrid online/in person class. Orientation Class set for August 15th.

Get on the Bus! Master Gardener Bus Tour logo
May 26, 2022

Registration now open- Local gardeners invited to “Hop on the Bus!” and join the fun

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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