Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

October 14, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers free nutrition classes to individuals and families.

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!

July 2, 2018

Iowans can turn to Iowa Concern for help during stressful times

March 28, 2018

After a nationwide search, John Lawrence has been appointed Vice President of Iowa State University's extension and outreach programs.

January 22, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules. Also a helpful tool for growers participating in the ISU Extension and Outreach's Food Safety & Iowa Regulation Training.

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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