Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 24, 2018

If you are a Foodservice Manager or Worker and need to take the ServSafe Food Safety Training in 2019, please make sure to register for one of our classes.

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September 11, 2018

Cyday Friday will be every Friday starting August 31st until the end of the football season. Lee County Extension is asking the community to show their support by posting pictures of their cyclone spirit on Facebook every Friday for a chance to win a cyclone prize!!

Young children are also being asked to enter our cyday Friday coloring contest for a chance to win prizes as well. 

August 28, 2018

Don't know what to do with your excess garden produce? Come to our Food Preservation 101 class on Thursday, September 27 from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm at the Des Moines County Extension Office. Registration is only $5.00. Go to http://bit.ly/fp11019 to register by September 26.

June 19, 2018

If you are a Foodservice Manager or Worker and need to take the ServSafe Food Safety Training in 2018, please make sure to register for one of our classes.

June 7, 2018

This year Lee County is celebrating 100 years of organized county extension work. This long-established partnership with Iowa State University provides local citizens with access to education and university research.  ISU Extension and Outreach provides education and builds partnerships for a strong Iowa and a strong Lee County.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, 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.

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

    The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a free program that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through hands-on workshops to learn and practice safe food preservation techniques.

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • 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.

  • 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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