Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

boxes of raspberries for sale
January 29, 2018

ISU Extension and Outreach has created a series of flowcharts to help producers market their food crops, while also guiding them to the appropriate agencies or departments for regulations, certifications or licenses needed to comply with state rules.

April 11, 2017

Iowans are beginning to discover their connections to Iowa’s Land Grant Legacy. They’ll have the opportunity to celebrate and share their stories during Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Week, April 17-22.

April 6, 2017

Thank you for your continuous support of Montgomery County 4-H and FFA programs! Over 160 youth participated in the 2016 county fair and we are gearing up for another great year ahead.  We are pleased to present you with wonderful sponsorship opportunities. We recognize our sponsors play a vital role in the overall success of 4-H and FFA at the Montgomery County Fair year after year. Therefore, we have developed a sponsorship program including different levels to fit all budgets.

October 20, 2016

Voters will have the opportunity to elect four members of the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Montgomery County Council from a slate of candidates at the Nov. 8 general election.

June 2, 2016

Twenty-seven youth, grades 5th through 9th, recently participated in a Babysitter Workshop hosted in partnership with ISU Extension and Outreach Montgomery County and Montgomery County Memorial Hospital. The class was held on June 1st at MCMH and taught safety/first aid, CPR, child development and other babysitting basics. 

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.

  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), Family Nutrition Program (FNP), and Loving Your Family-IA  are FREE programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • The number of overweight children (ages 6-11) has almost quadrupled in the past four decades and for adolescents (12-19) has tripled. This series of handouts is designed to help parents, communities, and childcare providers address the overweight issue.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Safe Food

    Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips. The Food Safety Project offers resources for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Preserve the Taste of Summer

    Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our food preservation program available online and through 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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