A gift from Amerigroup will help fund Iowa State University Extension and Outreach's Growing Together Iowa donation garden and nutrition project.
Since joining Iowa State University Extension and Outreach in 2015, Shannon Coleman has worked diligently to help educate and train Iowans who sell food to the public, about what they need to know.
Extension food safety specialists from several land-grant universities will provide background information and answer questions in a free webinar series for educators and extension volunteers throughout the United States. Summer School for Consumer Food Safety Education is set for June 29 and July 13 and 27.
Iowans interested in completing Master Gardener training this fall can register with one of 66 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach county offices.
If you have peanut butter products matching the lot codes in the recall, dispose of them immediately, says Anirudh Naig, associate professor in hospitality management and state extension specialist for retail food safety with Iowa State University. Also clean and sanitize any surface or utensils that might have touched the peanut butter.
Grape and wine industry members are invited to join Iowa State University Extension and Outreach enology specialist Aude Watrelot for a series of free webinars regarding wine chemistry and quality. The series begins May 31.
Infant formula is in short supply in the United States because of supply chain issues and an infant formula recall that shut down a manufacturing facility. Lyndi Buckingham-Schutt, assistant professor and food and health state extension specialist at Iowa State University, suggests steps parents and caregivers can take to make sure their infants have safe, age-appropriate and nutritious food.
A study evaluating the effect of the Abriendo Caminos program on dietary behaviors of Hispanic children found youth participants consumed sugar-sweetened beverages, french fries and fast food less frequently and ate vegetables more often after the six-week, culturally tailored workshop series for families.
When food prices are high or family finances are tight, buying groceries can become a challenge for many Iowans. Human Sciences state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips to help Iowans get the most for their money and eat well on a budget.
Growing Together Iowa combines Iowa State University Extension and Outreach expertise in nutrition education, horticulture and food safety with volunteers and grants for community gardens throughout the state to grow, harvest and donate tens of thousands of pounds of fresh fruits and vegetables to Iowa food pantries annually. The initiative is a 2022 Harkin on Wellness Designee.