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October 30, 2018

A new term in the world of diets is the Flexitarian Diet. The mission of the Flexitarian Diet is to add more plant-based foods to your diet. Flexitarians eat less meat than they used to, but don’t give it up completely. The Flexitarian Diet has benefits like those seen with vegetarian diets—a reduced risk of heart disease, diabetes, and certain types of cancer. The American Heart Association encourages the Flexitarian Diet as a good compromise to promote heart health. This way of eating can be fun—and may save you money!

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October 30, 2018

Crawford County voters will have the opportunity to elect five members of the Crawford County Extension Council during the Tuesday, November 6, 2018, general election. Individuals successful in being elected will serve a four year term.  Extension council members are elected at large, and all voters in the county are eligible to vote for five candidates. 

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October 30, 2018

Sarcopenia is age-related muscle loss.  It can lead to reduced mobility, function and strength.  Protein intake consumed throughout the day can help prevent or slow down the rate of sarcopenia.  

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October 30, 2018

Help us celebrate "CYDAY Friday" with the Crawford County Cinema IV.  Time 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm on November 2, 2018.  Bring in a TAP item for your admission to the movie Small Foot or Goosebumps 2.

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October 17, 2018

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, Crawford County will be offering a Babysitting Clinic to all 10-14 age individuals on Friday, November 2nd from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm. The clinic will be held at Norelius Public Library, 1403 First Ave South, Denison.
By attending the clinic, youth will learn how to be a responsible babysitter! They will learn about CPR/First Aid Training, Infant Care, Child Development and safety concerns for different ages of kids. There will be guest speakers as well. 

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    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

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    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.

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    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.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    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!

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    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.

  • 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.

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