Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

January 16, 2018

Annie's ProjectL Education program for farm and women in agriculture to begin on February 13. Registration deadline is February 6. 

December 14, 2017

We are looking to hire a Summer Youth Assistant Position. 

December 13, 2017

Make plans to start 2018 more informed on your financial management and discover the best practices for making plans for the future. ISU Extension and Outreach in Emmet County along with the Estherville Public Library are offering a series of financial classes that will be held at noon each Wednesday in the month of January.  

November 20, 2017

This class will be held at the Northstar Bank, 2202 Central Ave in Estherville.  Cost is $150.00. This eight-hour program aims to train food service professionals about food safety requirements and best practices to meet them.

September 28, 2017

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a training opportunity for professionals who directly serve families in north central Iowa. 

Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through 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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