Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 11, 2020

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. The cost is $5 per training and all child care providers in the home daycare, community daycare and pre-school settings are welcome to attend. All trainings are approved by the Iowa Department of Human Services (DHS) for 2 hours of credit. 

Iowa State University(ISU)Extension and Outreach will offer several online trainings for child care providers this fall. Each training will be offered at two different times and taught by ISU Extension and Outreach Human Sciences Specialists.
June 4, 2020

Due to COVID-19 concerns, an online Food Preservation 101 workshop option has been added.

April 16, 2020

Rachel Sweeney has been hired as Iowa 4-H Youth Development’s new program coordinator for SWITCH – School Wellness Integration Targeting Children's Health. 

April 8, 2020

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach will be offering seven online “Question. Persuade. Refer.” programs beginning Tuesday, April 14. 

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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