Home and Family

Local Highlights

February 9, 2016

Designed for foodservice managers, ServSafe® educates participants on food hazards and appropriate food handling practices.

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January 29, 2016

'Words on Wellness' - Your Extension connection to nutrition and fitness (otherwise known as WOW) is a statewide monthly newsletter. In each issue, you'll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power

September 22, 2015

Times have changed since great grandma was canning for her family. Today’s recipes have been scientifically tested to ensure a safe product. So before trying any of those old family canning recipes, call AnswerLine, the home and family hotline at Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

“If great grandma’s recipe isn’t safe, AnswerLine will tell you,” said hotline coordinator Elizabeth Meimann.

October 21, 2014

Extension's Spend Smart Eat Smart website features dollar-saving tips, interactive activities, recipe videos and blogs hosted by ISU Extension nutrition specialists.

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October 31, 2013

These resources are for 4-H Camp Wild Regions 12, 17 & 18 Jr. 5th & 6th Grade Leadership team Training and Camp Planning. Feel free to adapt and use for your own 4-H Camping Programming. They were developed with a  strong Youth/Adult partnership relationship and Postivie Youth Development Mentoring focus.

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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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