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Iowa 4-H Offers Mindfulness and Mental Well-being Support to Youth and Families

May 10, 2021, 1:42 pm | Tiffany Berkenes, Valyn Bodensteiner

The pandemic, natural disasters, social injustices, and personal lifestyle changes and losses have intensified the need for more awareness, skills and resources to support mental health. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach 4-H Youth Development has responded with new, innovative programs in mindfulness for youth and families.

Schools Invited to Participate in SWITCH for the 2021-2022 School Year

April 27, 2021, 9:20 am | Rachel Sweeney, Laura Liechty

Registration is now open for SWITCH, School Wellness Integration Targeting Child Health. The innovative school wellness initiative supports and enhances school wellness programming for fourth through eighth-grade students. Through SWITCH, schools can help students to "Switch what they Do, View and Chew."