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Partnership Will Strengthen School Wellness Programming in Iowa

June 23, 2020, 1:00 pm | Rachel Sweeney, Laura Liechty, Gregory Welk

It is said that prevention is the best medicine, and that is the goal of a new partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and the Iowa Heart Center Foundation. The foundation will provide support for SWITCH, an evidence-based, school wellness initiative designed to help schools promote healthy lifestyles for youth.

Cruciferous Veggies … Super Foods!

June 17, 2020, 8:42 am | Ruth Litchfield, Sarah Francis, Cynthia Haynes

In recent years, a number of the cruciferous vegetables, including cauliflower, have been hailed as "super foods." These vegetables have risen in popularity because of the phytonutrients they contain. Phytonutrients are plant-based compounds that may help lower inflammation and reduce the risk of cancer.