Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

May 10, 2021

What food is an inexpensive source of protein, quick and easy to prepare, and has benefits for the eyes and the brain?

April 5, 2021

Parents do online searches for information about their children.  Some of the sources may not be the most reliable.  The Science of Parenting web page has research-based information in many forms to better meet the needs of families. 

March 4, 2021

More Americans are seeking advice on nutrition and wellness as they desire to improve their health. The Dietary Guidelines for Americans updates will be a guide to making smart changes in their diet.   

February 2, 2021

Sugar has been linked to many health problems including cardiovascular disease, obesity, and high blood pressure.  Learn some easy ways to limit the amount of added sugar in your diet.

June 1, 2020

Explore the basics of pressure canning, hot water bath canning, dehydration, and freezing.

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 - answer@iastate.edu

  • 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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