Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Preserve the Taste of Summer
July 2, 2021

Learn how to make tasty Strawberry Jam in a water bath canner. Take some jam home!

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June 14, 2021

Growing older is the greatest risk factor for acquiring Parkinson’s disease and many people live with symptoms for several years before being diagnosed. To learn about Parkinson’s disease, its effects and possible treatments, register now to participate in “A Journey through Parkinson’s Disease,” an online, educational series from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Babysitting Basics Title with Sparkle Dinosaurs
September 22, 2020

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

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.

October 5, 2015

 These blemishes are only skin deep. Fungi grow on the surface of apple and pear skins and cause a set of problems known as sooty blotch and flyspeck.

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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