Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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February 3, 2021

ServSafe Food Safety Training is certification for foodservice managers and workers.  

January 5, 2021

Professionals who work with children and families can gain additional tools to help couples build healthy relationships during a virtual training in February. 

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering Healthy Relationship Education Training on Feb. 11, 2021, via Zoom. 

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December 7, 2020
ISU Extension and Outreach offers Powerful Tools for Caregivers, an educational program for caregivers who provide care for a spouse, parent or friend with a chronic condition such as dementia or Alzheimer’s disease.
November 9, 2020

There are 5 online classes scheduled this week. 

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September 9, 2020

Preserving your own foods can be a lot quicker and easier than you might think.  It's a great way to have delicious, local food all year long.  Four hands-on workshops offer you the opportunity to learn safe food preservation techniques.  

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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