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September 14, 2016

Want to make sure your child is eating nutritious lunches at school?  Here are some tips to keep your child healthy and happy!

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August 29, 2016

Powerful Tools for Caregivers is a class designed to provide you—the family caregiver—with the skills you need to take care of yourself. When you take care of yourself, everyone benefits. Dates: Nov. 16, 23, 30 and Dec. 7, 14, 21 Time: 1:00 to 2:30 pm  Location: Jefferson County Extension Office, 2606 West Burlington Ave. in Fairfield. Cost: $10.00

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July 28, 2016

IOWA STATE EXTENSION AND OUTREACH WANTS YOU!!!

WE ARE SEEKING MORE VOLUNTEERS TO JOIN OUR TEAM

TO HELP OUR KIDS BECOME LEADERS OF TOMORROW!

 

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July 26, 2016

Location at Sunnybrook @ 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm Call 641-472-4166 for more info. 1:30 to 2:00 Check how residents stand with and/or without walking-standing walkers. Exercises for improving balance. Do's and Don'ts.

Home and Family Professional Staff

National Network for Child Care

Iowa Collaboration for Youth Development

Better Kid Care

Iowa Home Land Security

Acreage Living

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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