Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 27, 2018

Greene County youth in grades 5through 8 got to learn skills and have fun too while participating in Greene County Extension’s summer STEAM (Science, technology, engineering, arts, and math) clubs in June. 

December 18, 2017

. ISU Extension & Outreach – Greene County is offering the ServSafe® class for food service professionals. ServSafe®, food safety training for Foodservice Managers and Workers, provides knowledge every provider must know about food handling practices, food safety management systems and regulatory requirements. Click on the headline to read more!

August 7, 2017

It's time to capture summer harvest! Individuals interested in having their canner dial gauge tested are invited to bring the gauge and lid to Greene County Extension. For more information please click on the headline.

July 21, 2017

Join us at Farmer's Market on Tuesdays, August 22nd and September 12th, from 4-6 pm! Kayla Hyett, Youth & 4-H Coordinator, will have fun science activities for kids to experience! And there's always fresh produce, baked goods, and much more! 

September 11, 2015

The featured theme for this year’s Armstrong Research Farm’s garden field day is “Gardens of North and South America.” To learn more, click on the headline. 

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or -

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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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