Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

covid-19 vaccine information sessions logo
May 5, 2021

Experts from the Iowa Department of Public Health and the University of Iowa answered your questions about vaccine creation, safety and efficacy as well what getting vaccinated means for you and your loved ones on April 19.  This article contains a link to the recording.

February 10, 2021

Are you a child care provider looking for educational resources/trainings?  Check us out!

February 10, 2021

PALS training is for early childhood providers to learn the best practices of physical activity for children birth to five, to support practice and policy changes.

food preserved in glass jars
February 10, 2021

Spring is coming and many families are planning their gardens. Preserving your garden’s summer bounty is a great way to enjoy your home-grown produce year round – as long as you don’t serve food borne illness, like botulism, with your home preserved foods, say nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

pressure canner
May 1, 2020

Website for the National Center for Home Food Preservation


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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