Home and Family

Local Highlights

April 23, 2014

A national extension web site that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

GMO
April 14, 2014
Misinformation about the safety of GMOs is 
widespread today, especially on the Internet.
Dr. Ruth MacDonald, professor and chair of
the department of food science and human
nutrition at Iowa State University, answers
some common questions about GMOs.
military
April 14, 2014

On April 15th, all Iowans are encouraged to wear purple to show their appreciation for military children and their families.

Parenting
April 9, 2014

Some children can lose one to two months of their previous grade-level-learning over the summer. Create a home environment that helps your kids succeed at school.

texting
February 26, 2014

Too much screen time means too little time spent on active play, reading and socializing — activities essential to your child’s development.

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.

  • 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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