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Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 14:01

What’s the best way to thaw a frozen turkey? Is it safe to make pies and vegetable dishes a couple days before the big family gathering? And what’s the best way to deal with the leftovers? To get answers to these and other holiday food questions, call Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 10:57

Parents, according to a new survey from the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), your toddler could be watching too much television. A new policy report from the AAP says there are better ways to help children learn at this young age.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011 - 08:12

There’s a reason that kids act like zombies sometimes, and it’s all in their brains. Children’s brains keep changing from birth through the teen years and into early adulthood. Learn how parents can help those young brains develop — listen to this month’s Science of Parenting podcast.
 

Friday, October 14, 2011 - 13:38

As more Iowans take up gardening and pay attention to local foods, they also are showing a growing interest in safe food preservation. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering two workshops in November as part of Preserve the Taste of Summer, a new food preservation program. Learn safe preservation methods for jams, jellies, fruit preserves, dehydrating and pickles.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011 - 14:18

Research shows that people who choose simpler lifestyles, nurture meaningful relationships and have a connection to nature are happier and healthier. This is the focus behind a new blog recently launched by Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Monday, October 3, 2011 - 07:28

Parents need to know what their kids are watching on television and steer them toward the “good stuff.” The trick is determining what the good stuff is. That’s the topic of this month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Friday, September 23, 2011 - 07:15

The Iowa 4-H Center is hosting its annual Make a Difference Day Oct. 8 from 9 a.m. to 3p.m. The volunteer day for adults and youth will be held rain or shine.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011 - 08:33

On Sept. 19 Project Recovery Iowa will end its crisis counseling and outreach services for Iowans impacted by the 2010 natural disasters. However, the Iowa Concern hotline, which answered calls for Project Recovery Iowa, will continue to operate at 800-447-1985.

Thursday, September 1, 2011 - 09:35

Just as a sports coach improves a player’s athletic prowess, a financial coach can improve the financial stability of Iowa families. That's why ISU Extension and Outreach is offering Sharpen Your Financial Coaching Skills in several Iowa communities.