Lynn Meadows
College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University


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Iowa State University is working to ensure that child care centers and homes, preschools, and after-school programs across the state are healthy and safe for all children. An online course developed by Human Sciences Extension and Outreach has provided training to 23,640 Iowa child care providers and early childhood teachers since September 2016.

Barbara Woods, special projects manager for Human Sciences Extension and Outreach and an adjunct assistant professor in human development and family studies, is among 12 women featured in the 2018 Women Impacting ISU calendar.

Iowa State has begun to offer research-based financial education classes to residents of the Meskwaki Nation — a community it's been trying to reach for years — with care and attention given to learning the culture, building relationships and developing trust.

Small Talk, an Iowa State University outreach project aimed at improving literacy among Iowa's youngest at-risk children, is expanding this fall to Boone and Marshalltown. The program has seen significant success since its inception in Ames two years ago.

A summer internship with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach allowed Callie Chambers to take what she learned at Iowa State University and apply it out in the real world.

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

The Strengthening Families Program 10-14 is one way that the College of Human Sciences is helping to improve the health and wellness of Iowa families through Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.

Food microbiologist Shannon Coleman is a new assistant professor in food science and human nutrition and a Human Sciences Extension and Outreach specialist at Iowa State University. Her job will take Iowa State’s longstanding, interdepartmental efforts in food safety and consumer food protection, and extend that research-based education to small farmers and food entrepreneurs.

Julio Cammarota has a track record of engaging Latino high school students in research about race, racism and ethnic identity. Iowa State's new associate professor of multicultural education in the School of Education also is an ISU Extension and Outreach specialist, helping to enhance research-based education in all of Iowa’s 99 counties.