Thursday, April 5, 2012 - 14:03
Today the Wellmark Foundation presented over $400,000 to three grant recipients in Central Iowa. The organizations were chosen out of 111 applicants to receive funding to implement initiatives encouraging healthy lifestyles through programs that will teach healthy behaviors to children and school and community gardens.
Wednesday, April 4, 2012 - 13:28
Almost 200 Iowa 4-H'ers competed in the 13th annual Iowa Youth Horse Jamboree March 24 and 25 at Iowa State University. A portion of the winners will represent Iowa 4-H at the Denver Horse Classic and Ohio Youth Congress this fall and winter.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 14:13
Adults interested in leading youth in the Ricochet: An Extreme Leadership Adventure program can sign up for training in May. Leaders may be trained in three curricula.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 13:53
Calling all volunteers. The Iowa 4-H Center is hosting a Spring Volunteer Day April 28 to spruce up the camping center and get it ready for another busy summer.
Tuesday, April 3, 2012 - 13:46
In May 2011, Iowa farm women began sharing their experiences in central Africa, where 80 percent of the farming is done by women. The collaboration was developed by a farmer-to-farmer project through Iowa State University’s Value Added Agriculture program with cooperation from a Ugandan nonprofit organization, Volunteer Efforts for Developing Concerns (VEDCO).
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 13:46
Rain barrels, rain gardens and other strategies to reduce flooding and improve water quality is the focus of the Virtual Eco Family Conference, “Water, Our Precious Resource,” on April 5.
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 11:14
Consumers have an important role to play in keeping food safe. Being smart shoppers and following good practices during purchasing, preparing, serving and eating will keep everyone healthy and lead to better food experiences.
Monday, April 2, 2012 - 10:08
Giving an allowance, paying for chores, offering money as a reward for good grades: are these successful parenting strategies? How to help children develop a healthy relationship with money is up for discussion in this month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Thursday, March 29, 2012 - 14:39
Older Iowans are getting a new lease on LIFE — Living (well through) Intergenerational Fitness and Exercise. Although only in its pilot phase, this Iowa State University Extension and Outreach program already is showing that older adults age 60+ can improve their flexibility and hand grip strength in just six months with appropriate aerobic exercise and resistance activity. And they’re doing it by playing video games — also known as exergaming — with college students.
Tuesday, March 27, 2012 - 13:24
It’s that time of year when grocery store shelves offer an abundance of pastel-colored, wrapped candy. Communities are advertising egg hunts, in which well-meaning adults hide candy-stuffed plastic eggs in public parks for eager children to discover. In these sugar-filled times, remember moderation, said Sarah Francis, an Iowa State University assistant professor and ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.