Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

April 5, 2021

Protect the children in your care

SMART CHOICES for KIDS

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October 23, 2020

This week's Yard and Garden entry offers tips from Ajay Nair, associate professor in horticulture and extension vegetable production specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Child Care
September 23, 2020

4 virtual sessions offered in October and Novemember. 

Canning
August 5, 2020

Are you ready to can those fresh fruits and vegetables!

finance resources
April 14, 2020

As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communites these resources porvide informaiton to help you cope with concerns about healthy eating, relationships, mental health and well being, personal finance, food safety, nutrition and wellness. 

 


Statewide Resources

  • 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.

  • EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are free programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

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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!

  • 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

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • 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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