Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

Growing and Cooking with Herbs flyer
March 16, 2022

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County is hosting a pair of classes focusing on herbs. Growing Herbs is scheduled for April 14 and Cooking with Herbs is set for May 5.

Healthy & Homemade Slow Cooker Meals
February 10, 2022

Iowa State University (ISU) Extension and Outreach- Woodbury County will host a Slow Cooker Meals program from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Monday, February 28 at the Woodbury County Extension office in Sioux City.

School Garden 101
January 13, 2022

ISU Extension and Outreach is hosting a five-session course of School Garden 101 that will help schools build a strong team to start or continue a school garden.

Educator and child planting in an egg carton
June 21, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach – Woodbury and Plymouth counties are bringing back the free kids’ program: Power of Produce Club (PoP Club) to the Sioux City, Moville and Akron Farmers Markets.

Now hiring
June 3, 2021

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach - Woodbury County is hiring for two positions. The current openings are for a 4-H and Youth Development Coordinator as well as a Human Sciences and Youth Nutrition Educator.

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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