Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Summer 2019 Programs and Services
June 12, 2019

Our Quarterly Newsletter contains information on Agriculture, Communities, Families, Horticulture, and 4-H & Youth programs!

Morel Mushrooms
May 29, 2019

Given the recent weather conditions there are several points to remember when hunting mushrooms

https://register.extension.iastate.edu/servsafe
May 20, 2019

ServSafe Classes coming up.  Make sure you register 3 weeks before the scheduled class.

Potato
May 20, 2019

Many of us will probably be making potato salad this Summer. Good reminder to all of us to not put potato peelings down the garbage disposer. 

Tomato
May 13, 2019

Plant tomatoes in the garden after the danger of frost is past.  In central Iowa, it’s usually safe to plant tomatoes around May 10.

 

Tomatoes, available in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, are the most popular vegetable in the home garden


Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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!

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