Sarah Francis

Articles by this author

The outbreak of Covid 19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has many Iowans thinking about emergency supplies and kits, if they should need to self-isolate or quarantine. Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips for stocking the pantry, without panic buying.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis

The outbreak of COVID-19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has led many Iowans to focus on stocking their pantries and freezers. For the best results, nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach recommend always following a simple rule: First in, first out.

By: Sarah Francis and Ruth Litchfield

As Iowans cook family meals at home, they may find they are missing ingredients for favorite recipes. Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer emergency substitutions for some common recipe ingredients in the home pantry.

 

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis

As the COVID-19 pandemic disrupts work and family routines, Iowans may find they have more time to spend in the kitchen. Make the most of this time by getting a jumpstart on future meal planning, suggest nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Sarah Francis and Ruth Litchfield

With social distancing, increased food costs and decreased food availability, the number of older adults who are at risk for hunger and food insecurity is growing. However, resources are available, say nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Sarah Francis and Ruth Litchfield

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues and dine-in eating establishments remain closed, Iowans are reinventing family mealtime. According to nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Iowans are proving that a family meal does not need to be a five-course meal. And, family mealtime is not just about the food.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis

As Iowans adjust to social distancing, they also are adjusting to the amount of food their family needs in a week. If you overbought food, don’t toss it. Freeze it, say nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Sarah Francis and Ruth Litchfield

Parents who are looking for ways to make learning at home fun for their kids should consider making the kitchen a classroom, say nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis

Learn more about gardening and the many health benefits of growing your own potatoes.

By: Ruth Litchfield and Sarah Francis and Cynthia Haynes

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, the idea of planning, preparing, eating and cleaning up after three meals every day may seem overwhelming. But eating three meals a day is key in helping reduce nutritional risk, particularly in aging adults, say nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

By: Sarah Francis and Ruth Litchfield

Pages