Tuesday, April 2, 2013 - 12:52

Spring begins the farmers’ market season across Iowa. As Iowans seek fresh produce and support local growers, they should follow general guidelines to make sure locally-grown food is safe to eat, Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists say.

Friday, March 29, 2013 - 08:11

During the Quad County Health Fair, 36 older Iowans participated in Iowa State University nutritional assessments for people age 65 and older. Using new measurement tools that detect malnutrition in older adults, an Iowa State research team identified five of these Iowans as at risk for malnutrition.

Monday, March 18, 2013 - 08:01

Americans are being encouraged to personalize their eating style during National Nutrition Month. This campaign from the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics focuses on making informed food choices and developing sound eating and physical activity habits.

Friday, March 15, 2013 - 10:48

With food, entertainment and more than 125 auction packages, the Iowa 4-H Foundation's Fourth Annual Gala, presented by John Deere, raised $92,000 to support the Iowa 4-H program statewide and at the club level. Even some 4-H youth played a role in reaching this amount.

Monday, March 11, 2013 - 09:29

Judges are needed for the State Science and Technology Fair of Iowa and FFA Agriscience Fair. The competitions will be held in Hilton Coliseum at Iowa State University on April 5.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 16:41

Local 4-H camping programs are strong and growing across Iowa. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is committed to high quality 4-H camping programs.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 10:23

School teachers, youth organization leaders, informal education professionals, county and regional extension programs, and other organizations delivering STEM educational programs can apply to bring one or more of the nine specially selected programs into a club or classroom during 2013-14.

Thursday, March 7, 2013 - 09:55

Parents often greet a new baby with stuffed animals, dolls and other toys, all given in anticipation of the play that is to come. During March, learn about the power of play for children of all ages in the Science of Parenting blog from Iowa State UniversityExtension and Outreach.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013 - 13:42

Ongoing effects from the drought may hit closer to home with possible water shortages this year across the state. Iowans can prepare by finding simple ways to conserve water in their own homes.