Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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October 8, 2020

Crawford County voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Crawford County Extension Council during the Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020, general election. Individuals successful in being elected will serve either a four year term. Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for four candidates.

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October 7, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in Crawford County will be hosting a ServSafe® food safety certification class in Denison on Tuesday, November 17. Ann Parker, Extension Nutrition and Wellness Specialist and registered dietitian, will be teaching the class. Parker is an experienced ServSafe® instructor and exam proctor.

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September 15, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach human sciences specialists.

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September 15, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will provide virtual Mental Health First Aid trainings throughout fall 2020. Due to the increased stressors produced by the COVID-19 pandemic, drought conditions and the derecho, this virtual program will be offered to provide adults with tools they can use to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

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September 4, 2020

“What About Me? My Wellbeing” is a FREE four-week virtual educational series beginning online Thursday, Sept. 10.  You can take this introductory, research-based program to learn about taking time for yourself, and your relationships, finances and physical health. Each workshop is 45 minutes and begins at 6:30 pm. The remaining workshops are set for Thursdays, Sept. 17 and 24 and Oct. 1. Each session will feature a different wellbeing coach who is an expert in his or her field.

 

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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