Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

March 30, 2021

ServSafe offered June-September from 9AM-6PM at the Johnson County Extension office for foodservice managers and workers.

March 4, 2021

Just a Bite: Managing Food Allergies in Childcare: 3/30/21 and 4/1/21 at 6:30PM
I Only Want a Peanut Butter Sandwich: 4/19/21 and 4/21/21 at 6:30PM
Cost of $5/session and pre-registration is required.

4-H Fuels Wellness
December 15, 2020

Iowa 4-H continues to make the safety, health, and wellness of youth and families a priority.  They have compiled a list of resources and links helpful in working with youth and teens teaching mindfulness and mental health. 

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs. 

April 8, 2020

Social distancing, self-isolation, quarantine: the changes from COVID-19 can be hard to handle. 

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.

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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!

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