Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 8, 2020

Toll-free hotlines connect Iowans with resources and answers on a variety of topics including legal, family, teenage, health and gambling. Iowa Concern website contains link with online 'live help'.

September 8, 2020

These are the wild mushrooms that people pick in April and May. The safe morels are those that have the hollow stem. The first pickings of mushrooms are usually the gray ones and the later ones become more yellow. The tops all look like a sponge, very

September 8, 2020

Buy locally grown vegetables during primary growing seasons for best quality. Follow these steps to prepare fresh vegetables:

September 8, 2020

The rhubarb leaf stalk is used in pies, tarts, sauces, jams, jellies, puddings, and punch. Although classed as a vegetable, rhubarb is used as a fruit because its high acidity gives it a tart flavor.

September 8, 2020

Grilling Food Safely Approximate Grilling Times for Meat and Poultry

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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