Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

January 15, 2021

The Home-based Food Safety Operators Regulations and Food Safety Course is available 24/7 from Iowa State Extension and Outreach. 

December 2, 2020

Learn about child care issues and solutions discussed during recent podcasts with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

November 3, 2020

Iowans are invited to join the State 4-H Council in a community effort to donate nonperishable food items throughout November. Food items will then be donated to local food pantries, churches, etc., in their respective counties following then end of the month.

September 16, 2020

Have more tomatoes or apples than you can eat? Preserve them!

September 2, 2020

September is National Food Safety Education Month

Montgomery County Extension has 3 Different Healthy Eating Demonstration kits available for checkout to the public at no charge.  these kits are excellent ways to teach healthy eating to your community group, class or club.

  • Food pyramid
  • Food Portions (serving size demonstrations)
  • Super Size Sugar (How much sugar is in your pop?)

Contact the extension office for more information on these kits.

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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