Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

May 13, 2021

The ISU Extension and Outreach held their annual Safety Day on May 5, 2021 at the Clayton County Fairgrounds.  Around 215 Fourth and Fifth grade students from MFL Mar Mac, Clayton Ridge, Central, and Ed-Co attended the event. It takes many volunteers from local business and organizations to give presentations on a variety of topics to make this day happen.  Presentations were given by the following presenters: Substance Abuse Services for Clayton County with Alcohol and Tobacco,  Clayton County Conservation with Firearm and water safety, Monona Fire Department with Fire safety, USDA Clayton County FSA with Farm safety, Allamakee Clayton REC with Electrical safety, Three Rivers FSA with Propane safety, Alpine Communications with Internet safety, Mueller family with Animal safety, Central Community School District FFA members,  and the Clayton County Community Collaboration Council with Food safety. The students had fun while learning to stay away from dangerous and harmful situations and what to do if you are in a situation.

March 24, 2020

COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has been in the news around the world and now is a rapidly developing public health situation in the United States. COVID-19 infection can show up two to 14 days after contracting the virus, and people with the infection may show symptoms including fever, cough and shortness of breath.

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 -

  • 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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