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.
Concern over health issues in cattle that consume ergot-contaminated grain motivated Iowa Beef Center staff at Iowa State University to investigate potential issues around ergot contamination. They share what they have found.
Adverse childhood experiences do not guarantee bad outcomes for adults, but they increase the odds of struggle and they are largely preventable, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.
Anyone who lives with teens often may hear them grumble that they are tired. To lessen the complaints, parents can take steps to help their teens get more sleep, says Cheryl Clark, an Iowa State University Extension and Outreach human sciences specialist.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A new Iowa State University Extension and Outreach publication titled “Vaccines: Handle with Care” walks readers through procedures that can help keep vaccines safe while waiting to be used.
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.