Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

August 26, 2020

Each year, one in 5 Americans is affected by a mental health condition. The stigma against mental illness prevents many people from seeking help and treatment. 

August 26, 2020

Information about online course that teaches particpants safe ways to preserve their fresh garden produce. 

October 31, 2018

As we prepare for holiday parties and family gatherings, here are some tips and reliable resources to help prevent a foodborne illness.

November 30, 2017

The holidays are a busy time of year. We plan big meals, then prepare food ahead of time and cook late into the night just to get everything done.  Before you get started this year, take time to review these holiday food safety tips.

August 24, 2017

As students and their families prepare for another busy school year, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach suggests three steps to help families eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. 


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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