Home and Family

Local Highlights

Madison County Fair King and Queen
June 2, 2014

Now taking applications for 2014 Madison County Fair  King and Queen.

Master Gardener
January 31, 2014

Down to Earth is a regular feature of our website showcasing articles by Madison County Master Gardeners. Current articles:  Growing Green and How Are YOUR Pollinators?

Words on Wellness
January 28, 2014

“Words on Wellness' is a monthly newsletter that promotes a healthy lifestyle for Iowans. In each issue, you’ll gain reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety, and explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family.

Family Nutrition Program
January 28, 2014

Family Nutrition Program is for families with children under age 10 or pregnant. Eight to 10 lessons include tips on eating nutritiously on a budget. Call 515-462-1001 for home visits or upcoming group series.

EOTC Video
July 11, 2013

Eyes on the Child 4-H Club has made a video about making a healthy snack called Smoothie Extravaganza. Check it out!

Looking for quality child care? Contact Child Care Resource & Referral of Central Iowa for a list of local providers - call 515.246.3560 or 800.722.7619, or visit the CCR&R website.

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.

  • 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.

  • Learn about connecting family and the environment, get ideas on “living lighter”, and share your experiences and thoughts on how to positively impact economic and environmental health through sustainable living.
     

  • 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.

  • Iowa Learning Farms is building a Culture of Conservation, calling attention to the importance of improved water and soil quality through conservation farming practices.

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