Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Flyer with Plan Shop Save Cook Information
September 4, 2020

Come join our FREE nutrition series! Plan, Shop, Save & Cook is a year-round 4-week nutrition program focused around planning for low-cost healthy meals and snacks, learning how to save money when shopping at the grocery store, how to write a grocery shopping list and how to better understand food labels. There are also, some fun take home items such as measuring spoons, reusable shopping bag, and a cook book. To learn how to register or for more information contact Abby Spiegel at 563-583-6496 or email at spiegel@iastate.edu. 

September 3, 2020

We have ideas to help you make healthy meals that are easy and inexpensive. We are available for phone calls and video chat. Call Abby at 563-583-6496 for more information.

Iowa Concern Hotline 1-800-447-1985
June 2, 2020

Whether you are facing legal, financial, stress or worried about a crisis or disaster in your family, Iowa Concern Line has resources for you.

February 25, 2019

Several farms will be providing fresh local food to eaters in Dubuque County through a type of partnership called Community Supported Agriculture, or CSA. Check out the CSA's available this year for Dubuque!

February 15, 2017

Check out presentations, and other resources complementing workshops and lectures given at the 2017 Tri-State Local Food Summit at Sinsinawa Mound on February 11th. 

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 - 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.

  • 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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