Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Office Closed
March 23, 2020

We are closing our office to the public until April 7. If you have any needs or would like to confirm information on programming, please call our office (712-263-4697) or email (xcrawford@iastate.edu). Thank you for your understanding in this unprecedented time.

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August 27, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach- Crawford County is offering a food safety training for food service managers Tuesday, November 5, 2019 at the ISU Extension and Outreach Office in Denison.

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June 6, 2019

There is a new and friendly face in the Crawford County Extension office.  Charter Oak, Iowa farmer and teacher Tina Gress began her work as the Crawford County Program Coordinator on June 3, 2019.As Program Coordinator, Tina will have the responsibility of coordinating Crawford County Extension programs delivered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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April 25, 2019

A series focused on strategies for using your time, money and skills wisely to save money and prepare nutritios, safe foods.

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February 14, 2019

Healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors need to begin early during the preschool years. Research suggests some health behaviors can be established before children begin school and the childcare setting can play an important and influential role. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers child care provider training, which is approved by the Department of Human Services. 

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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