Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

August 4, 2020

Your Extension Connection to Nutrition  and Fitness.

July 17, 2020

This month’s newsletter includes information about:

  • Improving Strength
  • Washing Leafy Greens
  • Inflammation and the Role Diet May Play
  • Recipe-Orange Dressing with Fruit
May 20, 2020

Gardening to Give Porgram Kicks Off!

March 27, 2020

This month’s newsletter includes information about:

  • Be Active as a Family
  • Visit a Farmers Market
  • Farmers Market Food Safety
  • Recipe-Chicken Salad

Our daily life has changed dramatically since this newsletter was written and we understand that some of the recommendations in the physical activity article may be difficult or impossible to do right now due to the coronavirus, or COVID-19, pandemic.  Here are some additional physical activity tips and resources that may be helpful at this time:

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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