Articles related to Home & Family

Friday, June 3, 2011 - 10:04

Iowa State University Extension has a number of resources available to help Iowans cope as they deal with flooding and its aftermath.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - 07:36

Effective parenting is more than good intentions. Iowa State University Extension examines how parenting style makes a difference in rearing responsible, competent children in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011 - 12:26

Two popular publications from The Science of Parenting are now available in Spanish. “Video Games and Other Media: Pros and Cons” and “Obesity and Overuse of Electronic Media” are available online at the ISU Extension Online Store in both English and Spanish versions.

Monday, May 23, 2011 - 09:02

Iowa State University Extension offers a publication, “Ticks and Tick-borne Diseases,” that focuses on the three ticks species that commonly attack humans: American dog ticks, lone star ticks and blacklegged (deer) ticks, which can transmit Lyme disease.

Monday, May 16, 2011 - 14:51

After tornadoes, floods and other disasters, Iowans wonder what, if anything, they can salvage when they return to their homes. So they’re asking the professional family and consumer scientists at Iowa State University Extension’s Answer Line, 800-262-3804. Here are a few of Iowans’ disaster-related questions and Answer Line’s answers.

Thursday, May 12, 2011 - 10:10

Before natural disasters strike, families should develop emergency plans and create emergency supply kits. This message is one Iowa State University Extension hopes Iowans will take seriously.

Thursday, May 5, 2011 - 08:11

Whether driven by economics, food recalls or simply the desire to “do it themselves,” 20 new Iowa State University Extension Master Food Volunteers are trained, certified and ready to share their knowledge about safe and efficient methods of home food preservation.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011 - 06:38

Two ISU Extension nutrition education programs for low-income families  have earned the Iowa Family Support Credential from the Iowa Department of Management.

Monday, May 2, 2011 - 07:21

Overweight kids often become overweight adults, gaining not only weight, but also chronic diseases and related health care costs. Iowa State University Extension examines what parents can do about this serious health problem in this month’s Science of Parenting radio program podcast.