Food, Nutrition and Health

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April 2, 2020

The National Restaurant Association is offering free Food Handler and COVID-19 training online and for download throughout April. The training is intended for delivery and carry-out operations, but everyone will find the information useful, says Anirudh Naig, a food safety state extension specialist and associate professor in apparel, events and hospitality management at Iowa State University./webster/sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/webster/gloves.jpg

March 24, 2020

In response to the Coronavirus pandemic situation, Iowa State University has advised Iowa State University Extension and Outreach to cancel all face-to-face meetings.  We have cancelled all ServSafe classes that were scheduled until May 12.  In addition, we will not be proctoring ServSafe exams for those who only need to take the test.

April 27, 2019

Words on Wellness (WOW) promotes a healthy lifestyle. Get reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety.  Check out WOW to explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

March 12, 2019

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is a FREE program available to families in Webster County to help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families.

 

Monthly UpdateApril 2020:  Words on Wellness

April 2020: New You Can Use- Nutrition Education with Seniors

Statewide Resources

  • 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

  • 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.

  • EFNEP and SNAP-Ed are free programs that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families

  • 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.

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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!

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

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