Parenting and Families

Connecting with families

Parents have no shortage of questions about raising kids and how to be a functional family. That’s why ISU Extension makes research-based information and education available in many formats. Our specialists work with the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State and we work in partnership with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of Iowa families.

Looking for information on one of these topics?

Iowa State University Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has Web pages of information on:

 


Blog with our experts

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Going mobile

ISU SafeFood©

Use SafeFood© to quickly find the right temperature for safe eating.
Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Download "SafeFood" from the Apple Store

4 Day Throw Away - Leftovers

Use the Leftovers app to check if the food in your friend is safe to eat.
Available for iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad

Download "Leftovers" from the Apple Store

Extension Video

Brenda Schmitt: Connecting Family to the Environment Conference

Brenda Schmitt, ISU Extension Family Life specialist, discusses the Connecting Family to the Environment Conference on this KIMT-TV MidDay Moment segment.

 

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