Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 29, 2020

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, everyday life often involves masking up, keeping our distance and sending children to school online. Many Iowans also have experienced one or more natural disasters including flooding, drought and a derecho.

Fall leaves
September 29, 2020

October is just around the corner! The Words on Wellness (WOW!) newsletter features timely topics on home food preservation, a recipe for apple cinnamon bread, and MORE! 

September 23, 2020

Join ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County this fall for some safe, fun, after school activities! Our youth staff will be offering two different afterschool programs.  Each month will feature a different theme of activities and lessons!  October is All About Agriculture, November will focus on leadership & service, and December’s theme is Happy, Hearty, & Healthy.

winter squash
September 16, 2020

Winter squash can be enjoyed for months when the fruit are properly harvested, cured and stored. Horticulture experts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide answers to frequent questions on all aspects of horticulture, including questions on winter crops.

CK Pet Show
September 9, 2020

Delaware County Clover Kids usually participate in multiple activities during Fair week in July, but due to the COVID-19 pandemic these activities were put on hold. 

Statewide Resources

  • 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 -

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • social media icons

    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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