Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

May 29, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for ‘Healthy and Homemade’ meals while saving money and time in the kitchen. Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes.

April 9, 2020

As we learn more about this deadly virus, we question the impact it may have on our food supply. I’ve listed just a few of the questions people may have and answers from the FDA: (https://www.fda.gov/emergency-preparedness-and-response/coronavirus-dise... ).

November 24, 2009

Have you heard about our webinars? Early childhood professionals can now participate in online learning that is convenient, cost effective and easy.

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are free programs 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.

  • 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.

  • social media icons

    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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