Home and Family

Local Highlights

bowl of pasta salad
May 28, 2020

This month's issue of "News You Can Use" Is focused on cooking with pasta.  

May 28, 2020
  • Men's Health Month
  • Frozen Pudding Sandwhiches Recipe
  • Keep Active While Social Distancing
  • Nutrition Updates
  • How to Know if a Recipe is Safe
Woman at computer going over finances.
May 27, 2020

ISU Extension is partnering with ICCC to offer this free on-line workshop on Jun 11 from 4-5 p.m.

Mother and child preparing a meal in the kitchen.
May 27, 2020

Nutrition and wellness specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach provide quickinar videos for 'Healthy and Homemade' meals while saving money and time in the kitchen.

Cook Now, Enjoy Later

Healthy Choices: Aisle by Aisle

Slow Cooker Meals

Veg Out!

Home grown vegetables
May 7, 2020

A new series of information, videos, and resources to grow, prepare and preserve your own food.  Similar to Victory Gardens during the World Wars, gardening and growing your own food is an activity for people of all ages and skill levels! Reconnect with nature to grow and prepare your own food with the Sow, Grow, Eat, and Keep series.

Office of Social and Economic Trend Analysis (SETA) -Provides agriculture, employment and income, population, public services, retail trade, and miscellaneous data for Humboldt County.

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.

  • 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!

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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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