Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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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.  

May 21, 2019

During the summer, ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County, will be hosting several day camps throughout the county. These camps will be packed with fun hands-on activities and feature a variety of topics and interest areas.  The same day camp will be offered multiple days in different locations.  Please make special note of the date and location of each camp. 

Fish hatchery tour
May 9, 2019

The Delco Clover Kiddos kicked off the summer by touring the Manchester Fish Hatchery on Saturday, May 4th. Clover Kids were able to get an inside look at the hatchery from Dan Rosauer, Manchester Trout Hatchery Manager.

Farm Safety group photo
May 9, 2019

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at the Delaware County Fairgrounds on May 3rd with over 500 students, teachers, adult volunteers, and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from pre-school through 1st grade from Community Childcare of Manchester, Lambert Elementary, and St. Mary’s.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with West Delaware FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons. 

911 at farm safety
May 9, 2019

Progressive Agriculture Farm Safety Day was held at Colesburg Elementary School on April 30th with over 150 students, teachers, adult volunteers, and FFA members in attendance.  Educational safety lessons were taught to children from grades junior kindergarten through 1st grade.  ISU Extension and Outreach Delaware County along with Ed-Co FFA partnered together to provide the educational safety lessons. 

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 - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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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