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 online!

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Words On Wellness Newsletter

Words on Wellness (WOW) is your Extension connection to Nutrition and Wellness. Each month, Nutrition and Wellness Specialists will give you tips on how to get the most out of your food choices, stay healthy, improve your exercise routine, and a new recipe to try!

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Tue, 09/26/2023 - 03:00
Probiotic Primer
Probiotics are live microorganisms that may aid in improving gastric discomfort, reducing diarrhea caused by antibiotics, help…

Tue, 09/19/2023 - 03:00
Tracking Food Costs
Costs are up! Consider tracking food expenses to learn where your money is going. Use an online app or the old-fashioned pen…

Tue, 09/12/2023 - 03:00
Roasted Vegetables and Kielbasa
Serving Size: 1 1/2 cups | Serves: 4 Ingredients: Directions: Nutrition information per serving:250 calories, 12g total…

Healthy Food Access Work

We are proud to be serving our local community pantries with the work of Brianna Montross. Pantries can find resources from Brianna here:

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Human Sciences Newsletter

Our Human Sciences team are experts in the topics of food, health, and family wellbeing. Each month, they provide you with program updates, highlights and upcoming events, a list of hotlines, and other resources that are ready to serve Iowans.


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