Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts. Read more about Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?
Nutrition, health, food security and local foods awareness are components of plans created by Rising Star Interns for a 2016 summer program. Read more about Rising Star Interns Create Awareness Around Locally Grown Foods
A new nutrition software program will help Iowa goat producers with accurate information on nutrition needs and diet formulations for their animals. "Goat Nutrition" is for all goats of all ages, and the one-time price includes personalized assistance and future updates. Read more about Goat Nutrition Software Now Available from Iowa Beef Center
A new publication looks at the small, very small, things in the soil that play a huge role in plant growth and development. The author, Ajay Nair, encourages growers to test soils regularly - preferably in the fall. Read more about Micronutrients Play Large Role in Keeping Plants Healthy
Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. Read more about Using social marketing to promote healthy eating
Better nutrition and more physical activity are the stable, healthy resolutions that override any diet craze. The Adventure Learning Center is balancing the two by offering courses that combine rope challenges and nutrition education. Read more about Adventure Learning Center Offers Complete Healthy Challenge