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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

Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

December 1, 2016, 10:59 am | Mackenzie Johnson, Laura Sternweis

Although the holidays can be a season of giving, sometimes the focus shifts to a season of getting, or so it may seem from a child’s perspective. Mackenzie Johnson, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, offers tips for parents on how to avoid overindulging their children. Read more about Consider Giving Kids Less Stuff, More Time during Holidays

Kimberly Greder Named Rossmann Manatt Awardee

April 17, 2017, 10:48 am | Kent Davis

Kimberly Greder received the 2016 Rossmann Manatt Faculty Development Award for demonstrating exceptional creativity and productivity in scholarship, teaching and service. She works with communities across Iowa to connect Latino immigrant families with resources to bring education through building trust. Read more about Kimberly Greder Named Rossmann Manatt Awardee

Determine When a Child Is Ready to Stay Home Alone

May 1, 2017, 12:29 pm | Malisa Rader, Laura Sternweis

Making the decision on when to leave a child home alone can be challenging. Parents should consider their child’s maturity level as well as the neighborhood environment and their own flexibility, says Malisa Rader, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Read more about Determine When a Child Is Ready to Stay Home Alone

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