Family & Food

In partnership with Iowa State’s College of Human Sciences, Human Sciences Extension and Outreach engages you through research-based education, empowering you to live your best life. Our education helps you become closer to family, raise healthy children, talk with your teens, improve relationships, enjoy a lifetime full of memories, save more money, live a healthy life, have access to trusted resources, and care for yourself and others. We invite you to join us in person, virtually, or on-line!

The Family Connection of Henry & Washington Counties

The Family Connection is a Home Visiting program available to all families in Henry and Washington Counties with a child age prenatal through age 5. We believe that parents are the first and most important teachers of children. Our home visits include both an educational component as well as a fun activity that helps children learn. Each home visit is personalized for your family. We also provide ongoing support and information about community referrals. Families are also able to earn incentives such as diapers and wipes.

Our services are free.

Words on Wellness

The Words on Wellness (WOW) monthly newsletter promotes a healthy lifestyle. Get reliable, research-based information about nutrition, exercise, and food safety. Check out WOW to explore the power of incorporating healthy practices into daily living for you and your family. 

2023 Newsletters
2022 Newsletters