Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Sweet potato fries on a baking sheet
February 6, 2020

Learn about how to eat more potassium-rich foods, try a delicious sweet potato recipe, and more!

Coronavirus ban
February 4, 2020

Important information from the CDC.

Community forum flyer
January 15, 2020

The Truth Behind Vaping and THC

Holiday meal with turkey, and bowls of vegetables
November 21, 2019

Useful tips to help keep your holiday meals safe!

Tofu and beans
October 22, 2019

Learn about Soyfoods and Home Exercises!

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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