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December 29, 2020

Position Description:  Iowa State University Extension and Outreach of Linn County is seeking a School Nutrition Educator.  The role of the School Nutrition Educator is to promote healthy lifestyle by providing direct delivery of nutrition and physical activity lessons in K-3rd grade classrooms and K-5 out of school programs in the Cedar Rapids Community School District (CRCSD).  The School Nutrition Educator will work closely with the Lead School Nutrition Educator and other team members to meet the educational needs of a diverse population.  This position is made possible through a grant with the Iowa Department of Public Health’s (IDPH) Iowa Nutrition Network (INN) School Grant Program, which is supported by SNAP-Ed funds. 

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August 20, 2020

Here are some phone numbers to call and website links for finding a range of services, from childcare to additional unemployment benefits, housing funds, and more.

August 13, 2020
Linn County has been declared eligible for disaster relief.
If you need assistance, you can contact our local Community Action agency, which case manages disaster relief funds for people who need temporary housing and/or home repair due to Monday’s storm. You can call 515-518-4770 to find out if you are eligible to apply for assistance.
Also, if you are a current EBT card holder and have lost food due to the power outage, you may apply for additional food assistance to replace that food. 
The first step is to call and report the loss at 1-877-347-5678. This loss must be reported within 10 days of its discovery. DHS will then will guide callers on completion of the Request for Replacement of Spoiled Food form, and ways to submit the form, outlined below:
Email picture of document to ImagingCenter5@dhs.state.ia.us
Turn document into the local office lobby (call to make sure open)
Mail or fax document to their local office
July 17, 2020

The major responsibility of the Part Time Temporary Childcare Assistant is to assist in the operation of the childcare site under the direct supervision of the Lead Childcare Employee. Primarily evening and weekends hours. Number of hours vary depending on workshops offered, needs of the program, attendance, and registration.

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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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