Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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March 12, 2018

Calling all food service volunteers- register for May 8th Safe Food training at Crawford County Extension office!

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March 2, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Crawford County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Denison on May 22nd. Ann Heuer and Holly Van Heel, Nutrition and Wellness Specialists, will be teaching the class.

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March 2, 2018

DHS Training Hours available.  MUST register to recieve credit.

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February 26, 2018

Have you heard, Frozen and canned fruits and vegetables are just as nutritious as fresh?  Whether you’ve heard this said a thousand times or perhaps this is your first time hearing it, you may ask yourself…..why?

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February 20, 2018

Crumbs and spills aside, cooking with children is a great way to spend quality time and teach important skills like measuring, counting, and following directions.

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.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or -

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through 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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