Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

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February 26, 2019

Since the Nevada ServSafe class, February 25th, was cancelled due to weather, we have provided upcoming class dates for the surrounding counties.

January 28, 2019

The stress of farming can strain a couple’s relationship, but the relationship doesn’t have to break,says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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January 16, 2019

Dealing with stress can take a toll on anyone, but especially farm families that depend on the success of the family farm to provide for their livelihood. Iowa State University has provided a series of articles on the topic. An extended version can be found at https://www.extension.iastate.edu/dairyteam/familyfarm-stress

 

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January 14, 2019

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers nutrition classes to families on limited incomes with children under age 10 or who are expecting a child.

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December 27, 2018

When a couple has a healthy relationship, their family is more likely to be stable and their children have agreater opportunity to flourish, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Local Resources

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Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

  • 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.

  • Keep your family or your customers safe by following these food safety tips for foodservice operators, consumers, and educators.

  • Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

    The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy is a free program that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • Interested in canning, freezing, and dehydrating foods? Join our hands-on workshops to learn and practice safe food preservation techniques.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

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