Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

July 27, 2022

If you're looking for ideas on how to safely prepare nutritious meals in your slow cooker, join ISU Extension and Outreach for an upcoming workshop!  

April 28, 2022

If you're looking for ideas on how to make the most out of cooking for a household of one or two, this workshop is for you! Join Amy Jones, ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialist in Food and Health, for the “Healthy and Homemade: Cooking for One or Two” workshop scheduled for Thursday, June 30th from 10 to 11 am at the Whittemore Fire Station (405 Railroad St., Whittemore).

QPR Flyer
September 21, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Kossuth County, Care Connections of Northern Iowa, and the Eyerly Ball Mobile Crisis Response Team are teaming up to offer “Question. Persuade. Refer” (QPR) training to community members in Kossuth County and the surrounding area.  

Face Masks
April 16, 2020

A limited number of fabric kits are available.  Contact the Kossuth County Extension office for more information.

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 -

  • 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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