Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
September 22, 2020

Learn how to be a responsible and caring babysitter that parents will love to hire.

Mindful Teen: From Surviving to Thriving in a Busy World
September 1, 2020

Engaging virtual 6-session series on practical strategies to manage stress, difficult emotions and help improve overall well-being, relationships, and performance in school, sports, in the arts, and other daily activities. 

Healthy and Homemade Veg Out
May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

May 27, 2020

Explore the basics of pressure canning, hot water bath canning, dehydration, and freezing.

March 31, 2016

With spring here, it’s time to think about planting peas.

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.

  • 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.

  • EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are free programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

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

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