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Eating healthy on a budget

Spending too much on food? Save food dollars by substituting more of your time and knowledge to make a plan for saving money.
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Serving Iowa for more than 40 years!

For answers to just about any home and family question, families have been calling AnswerLine, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach telephone hotline. Get in touch with AnswerLine on the phone, through email, our blog, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

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#1 prevention program out of 6,000 programs analyzed for long-term effects on substance use and misuse.

A nationally-recognized parent, youth, and family skills-building curriculum designed to prevent teen substance abuse and other behavior problems, strengthen parenting skills, and build family strengths.
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Food Preservation Program

Preserve the Taste of Summer includes both online lessons and hands-on workshops, including hot water bath canning (salsa making)/freezing, jams and dehydrating, pickle making, and pressure canning.
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At 30, Iowa Concern Continues Serving Iowans in Crisis

Available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, contact the Iowa Concern Hotline for confidential assistance related to stress issues, legal questions, and financial concerns. Language interpretation is available.

Human Sciences Extension and Outreach reaches out to families across the lifespan.

Human Sciences strives to promote healthy people, healthy economies, and healthy environments. We provide research-based information and education to help families make decisions that improve and transform their lives.

Our specialists work with the College of Human Sciences at Iowa State University and we work in partnership with other organizations and agencies to meet the needs of Iowa families.


Finding Answers Now

Unexpected events, such as avian influenza, have an impact beyond the affected farms. There is a human side to the economic stress. As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communities, our resources provide information to help families cope with concerns about stress and relationships, personal finance, and nutrition and wellness.


Thursday, October 1, 2015 - 10:08

The new Engaged Scholarship Funding Program from Human Sciences Extension and Outreach encourages faculty and staff to turn their research into educational programs to improve Iowans' lives....

Tuesday, September 15, 2015 - 10:55

Parents who did not have an ideal childhood may unknowingly be perpetuating the same traumatic experiences for their children. However, the cycle can be broken, according to the Science of...

Monday, September 14, 2015 - 10:47

Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with...

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Watch how we're transforming lives in the 2014 Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Annual Report


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