Home and Family

Local Highlights

March 17, 2020

We take serving Iowans seriously, which is why we are prioritizing the health and safety of our community and staff, and closing our office to the public until May 29th.  If you have any questions contact us at 641-228-1453 or at xfloyd@iastate.edu.  

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April 14, 2020

As Iowans deal with disruptions to their families and communites these resources porvide informaiton to help you cope with concerns about healthy eating, relationships, mental health and well being, personal finance, food safety, nutrition and wellness. 

 

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April 9, 2020

Make the most of your time by getting a jumpstart on future meal planning, suggest nutritiona nd wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. 

 

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March 26, 2020

ISU Extension and Outreach will be providing a series of news releases and short virtual meetings over the next seven weeks to provide information and suggestions to help couples thrive in this new reality.

March 6, 2020

Lets celebrate Early Day with some SeussTastic fun!  We will investigate our amazing planet and explore ways we can take care of it with the help of Dr. Seuss and some of his friends!


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

  • 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.

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    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.

  • 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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