Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

canning tomatoes
September 18, 2020

Workshops being offered at no cost to show you how to preserve your home garden bounty to enojoy that fresh taste of Summer all year long. Join us for some safe food preservation techniques!

childcare provider training flyer
September 17, 2020

Each training will be offered at two different times by our human sciences specialists to aide in the areas of spending, saving, engaging in positive health behaviors, and protecting children from foodborne illnesses.

providing support
September 15, 2020

This virtual program is being offerred to help provide adults with tools that can be used to identify when someone might be struggling with a mental health and/or substance use problem.

counseling session between two people
September 4, 2020

Iowa communities, schools, and families are all facing unprecedented stressors and uncertainty imposed by Covid-19, drought conditions and the recent derecho. Resources are available to help recognize warning signs of such stress.

August 20, 2020

Here is a list of upcoming available 60 minute virtual updates, happening on Monday evenings, that you can register for and attend online regarding recovery and staying resilient during these times.

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.

  • social media icons

    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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