Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

March 16, 2020

All ISU Greene County Extension programs now through the end of March have been canceled due to the COVID-19 virus.  “Keeping our constituents and staff well and safe is our top priority” stated Lori Mannel, Greene County Extension Director.

February 21, 2020

Wellbeing isn’t something to achieve and check off a bucket list. Instead, it’s an ongoing journey that varies with each person. Iowans can find their own way in a new program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Greene County.

February 14, 2020

Learn What Foods Can Help You Stay Independent in New Program by ISU Extension

Jefferson, Iowa- Food insecurity reduces an older adult’s ability to perform activities of daily living. Nationally one in four older adults is not getting enough nutrition to improve their abilities.

August 12, 2019

Pickle Making and Pickled Products Workshop to be held in Jefferson


Do you have excess garden produce? Are you looking for a way to use this all year long? Do you like to can/preserve food at home? Would you like to learn about home food preservation? Then ISU Extension and Outreach’s Pickle Making and Pickled Products Workshop is for you! Come for this interactive, hands-on workshop Saturday, September 14th, 2019.

August 12, 2019

Healthy and Homemade Workshop Series


If you're looking for ideas on how to eat healthy and make the most of the time you spend in the kitchen, this workshop series is for you!  Join Ann Parker, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Nutrition and Wellness for a three-part series scheduled for September 10th, 17th, and 24th from 5:30-6:30 pm at ISU Extension and Outreach- Greene County. 

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 -

  • 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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