Moving Towards a Healthier Iowa

Communities play an important role in raising healthy kids, says Ruth Litchfield, ISU Extension nutrition specialist. “By building partnerships among schools, families, community groups and individuals, communities can create a health-promoting environment.”


Litchfield is an author of ISU Extension’s Raising Healthy Kids publication series, (listed below) designed to help parents, communities and child care providers address important health and nutrition questions.

Snacks for Healthy Kids - Raising Healthy Kids


Guide to Healthy Kids: What Parents Can Do - Raising Healthy Kids

Overweight Kids: What Communities Can Do - Raising Healthy Kids

What Schools Can Do to Promote Healthy Eating - Raising Healthy Kids

Say 'YES' to Family Meals - Raising Healthy Kids

Steps to a Healthier Family- Raising Healthy Kids

Food for 'ME TOO' Nutrition for the Toddler and Preschooler - Raising Healthy Kids

Healthy Hearts: How to Monitor Fat and Cholesterol - Raising Healthy Kids

All the publications in the series above are available at no charge from ISU Extension offices or from the ISU Extension Online Store.

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