Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/WormHunt.gif
Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Master-Gardeners-Provide-Fresh-Vegetables-For-Food-Pantries.gif
Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.
AMES, Iowa – Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
ISU Extension and Outreach specialists work together to empower Iowa’s growers and producers. Through field days, certification courses and farm visits they provide the latest information on food safety guidelines and laws, industry standards and offer training on good agricultural practices.
Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.
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Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/NEAFCS-logo.jpg
Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/news_nutrition-education2-300w.jpg
An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/CRFarmHansen.gif
Visitors to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11–21, can find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connections throughout the fairgrounds./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/Giese-Fritz-345w.jpg
Want kids to eat their vegetables and do better in school? Get them involved in gardening, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/ThinkstockPhotos-479628443-300w.jpg
Extending family time can be easy — just add food and fitness. Lori Hayungs, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist, offers the following tips on how to increase family time while encouraging children’s healthy development./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/ThinkstockPhotos-460476071-300w.jpg
Nutrition, health, food security and local foods awareness are components of plans created by Rising Star Interns for a 2016 summer program./sites/www.extension.iastate.edu/files/www/InternsatKentwoodFarms.gif