Home and Family

Local Highlights

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May 26, 2017

Crawford County Extension & Outreach will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 10-14 age individuals on Wednesday, June 21 from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. It will be held at the Crawford County Memorial Hospital Meeting Room D.

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May 26, 2017

A recent study found that best-selling cookbooks offer readers little useful advice about reducing food-safety risks, and that much of the advice they do provide is inaccurate and not based on sound science.

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May 26, 2017

A common nutrition buzz word is “local food.”  If food is termed local it generally means that it is produced within a limited distance.  For us, that indicates the food that has been grown in Iowa.

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April 24, 2017

What to eat?  Snack attack!!

Snacks are foods eaten outside of a scheduled, structured meal setting.  Snacking can be part of  a healthy meal plan.

older person
April 24, 2017

May is National Stroke Awareness Month.  A stroke occurs when blood flow to the brain is blocked or reduced.  Among other factors, your diet plays a role in your risk of having a stroke.

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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