Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Craig and Flossie Morrison
August 6, 2020

Craig and Flossie Morrison will be inducted into the 4H Hall of Fame in a virtual ceremony on August 23, 2020.

Picture of vegetables
June 25, 2020

A Healthy and Homemade Quickinar featuring Veg Out!   Enjoy your veggies!

2020 Howard County Fair Projects
June 22, 2020

The 2020 Howard County 4H projects were judged on June 22, 2020 in the new Drive and Drop method due to Covid 19.  Projects were dropped off at the Expo on Saturday and then judges came in on Monday, June 22 and judged.  Due to safety of the 4H members and the judges, this method of judging is something new a lot of fair are implementing this year.

Picture of a slow cooker
June 17, 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.

Grocery cart with food
June 10, 2020

Enjoy this Aisle by Aisle virtual tour at the grocery store.

Additional Resources:

Dare to Excel

Words on Wellness Newsletter

Senior Nutrition News

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

USDA Food and Nutrition Information Center

ServSafe Trainings 2016-2017

Child Care Nutrition Trainings

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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