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Thursday, June 2, 2016 - 13:27

Many parents worry about what their children eat — and don’t eat. However, when parents and children engage in mealtime battles, nobody wins. Instead, parents should focus on preventing power struggles over food, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
 

Tuesday, May 31, 2016 - 10:55

Three Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship program. The internships provide students with hands-on experience connected to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach.

Thursday, May 26, 2016 - 11:14

Creativity and teamwork have garnered a unique honor for Iowa State University and the Ames Convention & Visitors Bureau. This university-community partnership received the Odyssey of the Mind Creativity Award during the opening ceremony of the international education program’s World Finals in Ames.

Monday, May 23, 2016 - 13:21

Low-income mothers from rural communities say participating in outdoor activities as a family is a primary need for their physical and emotional well-being. But a new research paper co-authored by Iowa State University‘s Kimberly Greder demonstrates many of these families aren’t getting time together.

Wednesday, May 18, 2016 - 09:40

What would life be like with true wellness and wellbeing? Iowans have been reflecting on that question over the past few months in a pilot program from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 09:56

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is launching two new research projects in northern Iowa. One will build literacy and STEM skills in children, while the other will use singing training to improve quality of life for Iowans with Parkinson’s disease.

Thursday, May 5, 2016 - 11:14

Many parents think they can hide financial stress from their children, but the kids always know – and they’re worried, too. Talking together openly about family finances is a better way to lower everyone’s stress level and also teach kids about money, say the Science of Parenting bloggers from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016 - 16:25

4-H intern Rachel Wonderlich was honored at Iowa State’s Division of Student Affairs Annual Award Program April 26 as an ISU Student Employee of the Year. She also has been recognized at the state, regional and national levels.

Monday, April 25, 2016 - 10:08

As diabetes becomes more widespread, including among Iowa’s rural Latino population, the need for education and prevention assistance is increasing. Sarah Francis, a human sciences state specialist in nutrition and wellness, and associate professor at Iowa State University, saw this need and created “Latinos Living Well.”