Healthy Living and Eating: For Families

family mealtime

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

Families find it challenging to choose and prepare healthy foods within a limited budget. Buy. Eat. Live Healthy helps families learn to make informed choices about low-cost, nutritious foods; to better manage family finances; and to become more self-sufficient.

Preserve the Taste of Summer

Preserve the Taste of Summer

A food preservation program comprised of both online lessons and hands-on workshops. Preserve the Taste of Summer is a great opportunity for anyone age 18 years or older interested in learning safe food preservation techniques.

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Spend Smart. Eat Smart.

Spending less on food often means investing time and effort in planning, shopping and preparing food. Spend Smart Eat Smart will help you learn skills and adopt habits so you can feed your family nutritious meals for less money.

whole grain products

Is It Whole Grain?

A three-lesson program designed to help adults identify and choose more whole grain foods. Each class includes the tasting of delicious whole grain foods and hands-on activities.

couple in kitchen

Stay Independent: A Healthy Aging Series

A nutrition and wellness program for individuals age 60+ designed to help adults remain healthy and independent as they age. Topics focus on:
- Three Meals a Day
- Feast on Fruits and Vegetables
- Power Up with Protein
- Exercise Your Independence
- Brain Health

Hispanic family picnicLatinos Living Well

A series of classes for Latinos designed to reduce diabetes, heart disease and other diet-associated conditions.

Words on WellnessWords on Wellness

Reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety. Incorporate healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

Mid Life & Beyond: The Whole Picture
Mid Life & Beyond ... the Whole Picture

A holistic educational program to enhance the quality of life of Iowans mid life & beyond.


What’s on your plate?

MyPlate helps you visualize the proportion each food group should contribute to your plate.

The Adventure Comes to You

The Adventure Comes to You

Food and nutrition affects all of us every day. Learn how new trends and the latest research at Iowa State University impact your community.


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