Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

women in the kitchen cleaning beans
April 6, 2020

Now is the perfect time to prepare for canning season.

June 6, 2017

Spend Smart. Eat Smart. helps iowa families eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. A recently updated mobile-Friendly website and smart phone app now makes it easier than ever!

March 7, 2017

A food preservation program that includes both online lessons and handson workshops providing the most current USDA-approved food preservation recommendations.

August 29, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school? Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

https://www.extension.iastate.edu/life
March 25, 2014

Are you 60 or older? Are you interested in Exergaming?


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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