Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 16, 2019

If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you! Join Kelsey Salow, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness, for a three-part series scheduled for October 15, 22, and 29 from 5:30 PM at the St. John Church in Delhi. A light meal will be provided at 5 PM.

September 16, 2019

There is an increase in farm vehicle traffic on Iowa roadways during harvest. So, it is not surprising that this is the time of year when there are also more agricultural collisions on highways and county roads.

August 15, 2019

A week of fishing, spending time outdoors, and learning new skills was how many Delaware County youth spent one of their last weeks of summer.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County hosted the Youth Fishing and Outdoor Camp for 3rd-6th grades, July 29-August 2nd in Manchester.


Dino Day Camp
August 5, 2019

Youth travelled back in time millions of years, to learn all about dinosaurs at “Digging up Dinos”, a Summer Day Camp hosted by ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County. Digging up Dinos was held on Tuesday July 23rd for youth in K-3rd grade at Memorial Hall at Seibert Park.

June 6, 2019

Delaware County Master Gardeners will be available to answer your gardening questions each Monday evening from June to August, during their Hortline program.  This free service is offered from 6:30-8:00 p.m. each Monday evening beginning June 3rd and ending on August 26th.  

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, 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.

  • Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

    The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a free program 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.

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • 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.

  • 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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