Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Soup pot, bowl and vegetables
May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with ISU Extension and Outreach provide quinkinar videos for "Healthy and Homemade" meals while saving money and time in the kitchen. 

Jars of home canned foods
June 4, 2020

Spring is finally here and many gardens are being planted.  Preserving your garden's summer bounty is a great way to enjoy home-grown produce year round-as long as your don't serve food borne illness like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.  

Strawberries in bowl
June 4, 2020

The nutrition/wellness teams with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach continue the quickinar series with garden maintenance and food perservation. 

ISU Iowa Concern
April 21, 2020

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 - Tips about family finances, unemployment, and more.
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 - Test your stress and learn about depression, parenting, and wellness.
Crisis/Disaster
 - Resources related to homeland security, illness, and recovery.

We are working.  Just a little differently.
April 10, 2020

Our county staff, faculty, and extension specialists are continually striving to meet the needs of our communities. We know this is a time of great need and we are ready to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions. We are all in this together, committed to building a #STRONGIOWA.

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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