Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach
August 28, 2019

Get the latest information on upcoming agriculture education opportunities, cooking classes, 4-H Awards, 4-H Foundation Spaghetti Supper, and so much more! 

May 28, 2019

Spark your healthy lifestyle and make a difference in your community! FREE for all youth having completed grades 8th- 11th! Space is limited, so register TODAY! 

April 16, 2019

Space is limited and spots fill quickly, so call today to RSVP! These camps are not limited to 4-H members, so we encourage all youth to sign up! 

Iowa State University Master Gardener Logo
March 11, 2019
Garden Season 2019 is underway! Like many, I perused the catalogues over the winter to try
and decide what plants to hunt for, what seeds to start, and what shrubs or trees to plant.....
March 7, 2019

This event will have participants cooking up recipes while working on their leadership styles and practicing safe kitchen techniques! 

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.

  • 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

  • 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.

  • 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, 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

  • 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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