Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 13:02
Many people make New Year’s resolutions to slim down. Their plans often involve rigid diet regimens that make them feel deprived. So instead of avoiding "forbidden" foods, focus on foods you can eat more often, says an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist.
Tuesday, January 3, 2012 - 09:45
From podcasts to text messages and Skype, many parents are adding technology to their parenting toolkit. This month’s Science of Parenting podcast from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach takes a closer look at how parents can use information and communications technology for parenting.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 14:53
Iowa families throughout the state will be getting together — virtually — once a month from January through June for an Eco Family Conference from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. It’s an opportunity for families to improve the environment, reduce their carbon footprint and create community close to home.
Thursday, December 22, 2011 - 13:04
Each year, hundreds of eager campers, ages 6 to 17, attend camp at the Iowa 4-H Center. From day and overnight camps, leadership development and extreme adventure getaways, to camps for the whole family, there’s a camp designed for every child’s needs and interests.
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 13:31
Sue and Harold Peyton of Sac County have established the Peyton Family Scholarship through the Iowa 4-H Foundation. The $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to an Iowa State University student in a major related to agriculture who will be a sophomore, junior or senior in fall 2012.
Monday, December 19, 2011 - 09:05
Make smarter choices during food-filled holiday festivities, says Sarah Francis, an ISU Extension and Outreach nutrition specialist. Control portion size, exercise and join the Live Healthy Iowa Challenge.
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 14:07
Cass, Decatur and Taylor counties have added their 4-H history to Iowa 4-H History by County, a blog detailing the history of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development. The history blog is a partnership of the Iowa 4-H program and the Iowa 4-H Foundation.
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 08:41
Poverty statistics have climbed during the past decade, and food insecurity rates have increased across Iowa and the nation as a whole. Researchers from Iowa State University have assembled the latest data on these issues in a series of publications, now available online.
Friday, December 16, 2011 - 08:35
Any parent, new or seasoned, may have questions regarding his or her children. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a free monthly newsletter, Just in Time Parenting, with helpful information on parenting young ones.
Thursday, December 15, 2011 - 11:58
Iowans can make a positive impact for Iowa’s youth by attending the Iowa 4-H Foundation’s 3rd Annual Gala on Feb. 25, 2012, at the Des Moines Marriott Downtown. Registration is now open.