Food, Nutrition and Health

Local Highlights

September 3, 2019

A series focused on strategies for using your time, money and skills wisely to save money and prepare nutritious and safe foods.

Woman chopping herbs with knife
August 20, 2019

Learn how to identify and cook with common herbs!

Siouxland Bike-N-Bite
May 22, 2019

Connect on two wheels with folks who are excited about fresh, local flavors!

kids at farmers market
March 21, 2019

Schools that want to build a strong team to start or continue to expand a school garden will benefit from a series of five classes offered by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. School Gardens 101, a five session course, will be offered this summer in Woodbury County.

March 19, 2019

Extension Flooding Resources: To find information about dealing with flooding go to https://www.extension.iastate.edu/disasterrecovery/flooding.  For specific information regarding beef cattle go to http://www.iowabeefcenter.org/floodresources.html.

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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