Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 25, 2020

Human Sciences newsletters Words on Wellness and News You Can Use focus on providing you with tips on healthy living, food safety, recipes, and activities for your health and well-being. 

November 10, 2020

This is your friendly reminder to keep your friends and family safe this Thanksgiving. We speak a lot about food safety this time of year. Here are some tips to remember.

September 28, 2020

Thirty-nine percent of all adult Americans are caring for an adult with a chronic health condition. Caregiving can be a stressful respensibility leading to poor health, mental distress and less life satisfaction for the caregiver.  It can be challenging for caregivers to find the support that they need, says Barara Dunn Swanson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Child & Adult Care Food Program (CACFP)

What Parents Should Know ...

Child Care Provders on this program:

CACFP Provider List 2017

  • Care about good nutrition for children
  • Plan nutritious meals & snacks
  • Help children learn & feel positive about food & eating

CACFP GOAL:  To Insure that children in Child Care receive healthy meals, healthy snacks, and learn about healthy eating

About CACFP - USDA program information

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 -

  • 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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