Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

February 14, 2020

Research shows that good literacy skills have a long-term impact on your child’s development! Reading proficiency by third grade is the most important predictor of high school graduation and career success. Also, children who have good literacy skills are less likely to experience grade retention or school failure, drop out, or exhibit delinquent behavior. When they become adults, they are less likely to be unemployed or underemployed.

February 5, 2020

Want to know more about how trees can support your local pollinators? Come check out Brenton Arboretum Executive Director Melissa Burdick at the Dallas County Extension!

Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
February 5, 2020

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

March 31, 2016

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

March 15, 2016

Join ISU Extension and Outreach Master Gardeners in growing fresh produce to be donated to food banks

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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