Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

October 28, 2020

Throughout the month of November Iowans are invited to join the State 4H Council in a donation efforts

October 27, 2020

Just some of the topics to be covered surviving the pandemic and keeping soil active and productive

October 21, 2020

Enjoying the fruits of your labor from summer while preparing for fall and next years garden

October 6, 2020

Hortline answers, resources, and updates are still available, in a Different Format

red ripe tomatoes and glass jars of tomatoes
September 24, 2020

How to preserve your food classes online in October

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.

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