Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

June 15, 2020

Healthy Choices: Aisle by Aisle - A virtual grocery tour will help you identify and pruchase the most nutritious items while stretching your food dollars. Strategies at the grocery store can make or break the pocketbook. Nutritious food does not need to be expensive.

Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes. You will earn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home. The Sac Extension office will be featuring the quickinar serious throughout the month of May and June. 

May 28, 2020

Cook Now, Enjoy Later - Discover how planning ahead can reduce stress and save money as you provide your family with nutritious, home-cooked meals. Freezer meals will decrease your time in the kitchen and provide a quick-fix meal for those hectic day. 

Each  Quickinaris about 10 to 15 minutes. You will elarn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home.   The Sac Extension office will be featuring the quickinar series throughout the month of May and June.

May 28, 2020

Slow Cooker Meals - Explore the benefits of the slow cooker. Slow cookers are a great way to cook while you are away from Home! Learn  food safety tips and meal ideas for your slow cooker. 

Easy quickinar is about 10 - 15 minutes. You will learn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home. The Sac County Extension office will be featuring the quickinar series throughout the month of May and June.

May 28, 2020

Veg Out! Examine the benefits of vegetables. Explore recipe ideas, and learn how to increase fruit and veggies in your diet. Learn how to make a whole meal salad and homemade salad dressing.

Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes. You will learn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home. The Sac County Extension office will be featuring the quickinar series throughout the month of May and June.

March 20, 2020

Anirudh Naig, Angela Laury Shaw, Shannon M. Coleman

UPDATED. Three Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists recommend one simple and important method for combating COVID-19: Properly wash your hands. (Audio PSA available.)

 

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.

  • The Value Added Agriculture Program (VAAP) provides unbiased, science-based information to help establish or expand agricultural-related businesses in Iowa.

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