Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

baked goods
February 5, 2020

Attention home bakers, home-based food operators, and farmers market managers interested in program availablility at your convenience!

washing hands with soap and water
February 4, 2020

Updated advice and calls to action to the public for reducing the spread of Coronavirus as well as other respiratory viruses and where to get the most recent info from the CDC.

January 29, 2020

Field agronomists will be hosting soil fertility workshops to help producers manage crop nutrients better.

January 24, 2020

Attention Commercial Applicators: The Spring 2020 schedule is here, so feel free to call and get registered!

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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