Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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March 23, 2020

Time to think gardening! SCG is now taking applications for the 2020 garden season.  Sign up before April 1st to get a discount on your 2nd plot!

March 10, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach, in partnership with the Clay County Farm Bureau, will host “Beef Up Your Diet” on June 25 beginning at 5:30 p.m. at the ISU Extension and Outreach office in Spencer.

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November 21, 2019

Spencer training dates include April 15, June 29 and October 26..

OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts Flyer
January 7, 2019

Join us on Monday, February 4th from 4:00-5:30pm at Spencer Hospital for OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts Workshop.  This free event is hosted by Spencer Hospital in partnership with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Clay County. OUCH! That Stereotype Hurts, helps participants understand the impact of stereotypes and biased statements, identify the most common reasons people sit silently in the face of bias and stereotypes, and enhance skills for speaking up against stereotypes.

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October 10, 2018

The 2019 Winter/Spring ServSafe schedule for Northwest Iowa.  ***Note:  Online registrations only, up to three weeks prior to class date.

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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