Home and Family

Local Highlights

April 18, 2017

The 8 lessons are free and can be done in your home.
Recipes and cooking are included. income guidelines apply 

Sign-up today! 

Please Contact: Gail Forristall gailf@iastate.edu, Teresa Manzanares Rigel teresamr@iastate.eduSusan Potwin - spotwin@iastate.edu,  Or Call 319-234-6811

See Brochure. View Spanish Brochure.

October 24, 2016

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy program helps parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Designed to deliver nutrition education to low-income families with children under age 10 in Black Hawk County. Must meet income guidelines. Learn more here. See Brochure.

December 18, 2015

The holidays are just around the corner, and for siblings and parents that may mean dealing with a very common behavior -- sibling fights, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more...

December 15, 2015

Featuring awesome instructing by Sheila Sartorius,FoodCorps Members Laura McInerney and Grace Margherio.

October 16, 2015

 Pick A Better Snack lesson at Cunningham School in Waterloo. The is the program that we picked 1100 apples. See more photos.

Statewide Resources

  • Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, Facebook or Twitter for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home environment, equipment, nutrition, textiles, and laundry. - 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

  • A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

  • Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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