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The mission of Des Moines County Public Health is to improve, protect and promote the health, the environment and well being of residents of Des Moines County.

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 Iowa HHS Announces Nutrition and Food Insecurity Initiatives Iowa HHS Announces Nutrition and Food Insecurity Initiatives

November 16, 2022

The Iowa Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) announces two initiatives focused on healthy habits, nutrition and addressing food insecurity for Iowa families.

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Feeling queasy? Call, it's easy!

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Sick smiley face. Call 844-IowaSic.

Food poisoning happens after eating or drinking contaminated foods or beverages. Contamination occurs at any time throughout the food preparation process, including growing, distribution processes, storage, cooking, and service. Often, foodborne illness is the result of cross-contamination, poor hygiene, or improper heating and cooling of prepared foods.

If you suspect food poisoning after consuming an item from a restaurant, grocery store, convenience store, market, or public gathering, call IDPH’s IowaSic hotline at 1-844-469-2742.

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This webpage was printed on December 6, 2022. For the most current election-related information, visit the Des Moines County, Iowa, Board of Health website at https://dmcountyboardofhealth.iowa.gov/.
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