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Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

May 23, 2013, 11:14 am | Jody Gatewood, Christopher Lightfoot

Many people choose baby carrots as their snack. They are healthy, full of vitamins and are easy to eat and feed to children. But are they safe? Jody Gatewood, a nutrition specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, dispels the myths and explains the facts. Read more about Baby Cut Carrots: Healthy or Harmful?

Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

September 26, 2016, 10:32 am | Lynn Campbell

Social marketing campaigns that educate parents about good nutrition can help to increase children’s consumption of fruit, vegetables and low-fat or fat-free milk. That’s according to findings of a recently published study co-authored by Christine Hradek, a state nutrition program specialist with Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach. Read more about Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

Live with Purpose

January 3, 2017, 10:23 am | Kristi Cooper, Laura Sternweis

Being physically fit, eating nutritious foods and getting enough rest are important, but not enough to make people truly satisfied with life. Purpose is the number one factor in living a fulfilled life, says Kristi Cooper, human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Live with Purpose

Iowa State Workshops Examine Research on Mindful Eating and Behavior

April 28, 2017, 12:29 pm | Anthony Santiago, Laura Sternweis

Iowans have four opportunities in May to learn how mindful eating and behavior contribute to a healthy lifestyle. A faculty member and a clinician from the Department of Food Science and Human Nutrition at Iowa State University will be sharing current research during free workshops in Waterloo, Le Mars, Atlantic and Iowa City. Read more about Iowa State Workshops Examine Research on Mindful Eating and Behavior

Caregivers Face Transitions with Loved Ones

June 1, 2017, 9:24 am | Cheryl Clark, Laura Sternweis

One of the challenges faced by people in caregiving situations is dealing with changes that occur in those relationships. “Powerful Tools for Caregivers,” a series of classes from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, helps caregivers learn how to handle the changes and resulting transitions. Read more about Caregivers Face Transitions with Loved Ones

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Help Children Learn How to Bounce Back from Stress

March 1, 2017, 9:31 am | Cindy Thompson, Laura Sternweis

Stress often is a part of life, even for children. How they deal with stress determines how it affects their overall health. Being able to bounce back after stressful experiences can help a child thrive, says Cindy Thompson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Help Children Learn How to Bounce Back from Stress

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