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Ergot Issues with Forage and Hay Feeding

February 13, 2014, 8:28 am | Joe Sellers, Steve Ensley

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.


Help Teens Get Some Sleep

July 1, 2016, 9:13 am | Cheryl Clark, Laura Sternweis

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.


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.

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.

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.

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.