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Flyer on Smart Choice Insurance
October 29, 2020

The family finance work team is offering two, free one-hour workshops to assist consumers with health insurance choices. Participants can attend either or both as a series.

4-H Clover
September 8, 2020

4-H Online features online registration for current and new 4-H members. On October 1, registration will be available in the updated version called 4-H Online 2.0.

Flyer with Plan Shop Save Cook Information
September 4, 2020

Come join our FREE nutrition series! Plan, Shop, Save & Cook is a year-round 4-week nutrition program focused around planning for low-cost healthy meals and snacks, learning how to save money when shopping at the grocery store, how to write a grocery shopping list and how to better understand food labels. There are also, some fun take home items such as measuring spoons, reusable shopping bag, and a cook book. To learn how to register or for more information contact Abby Spiegel at 563-583-6496 or email at spiegel@iastate.edu. 

September 3, 2020

We have ideas to help you make healthy meals that are easy and inexpensive. We are available for phone calls and video chat. Call Abby at 563-583-6496 for more information.

August 4, 2020

COVID Recovery Iowa, in collaboration with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, is hosting COVID Ag Updates: Focus on Resilience. These 60-minute weekly updates from agriculture specialists will be held via Zoom on Monday evenings in August and September.

TOP PICKS:  HOME & FAMILY RESOURCES FOR DUBUQUE

Mid-Life & Beyond - Dubuque County
Join this community-wide dialogue about the issues facing our aging population.  We want to help organize the different resources that are available for our seniors and encourage inter-generational participation.

"Words on Wellness" Newsletters
This monthly publication is your extension connection to the lastest nutrition and fitness news.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

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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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • social media icons

    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

  • 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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