Home and Family

Local Highlights

May 28, 2020

Veg Out! Examine the benefits of vegetables. Explore recipe ideas, and learn how to increase fruit and veggies in your diet. Learn how to make a whole meal salad and homemade salad dressing.

Each quickinar is about 10 to 15 minutes. You will learn strategies for using time, money, and skills wisely when you eat at home. The Sac County Extension office will be featuring the quickinar series throughout the month of May and June.

May 15, 2020

Demonstrating kindness and caring shows that couples value their partner and their relationship. That is the premise of Value, a virtual meeting from ISU Extension and Outreach to help couples elevate their relationship during the COVID-19 pandemic.  

March 20, 2020

Anirudh Naig, Angela Laury Shaw, Shannon M. Coleman

UPDATED. Three Iowa State University Extension and Outreach specialists recommend one simple and important method for combating COVID-19: Properly wash your hands. (Audio PSA available.)

March 19, 2020

Ruth Litchfield, Sarah Francis

The outbreak of Covid 19, a disease caused by the new coronavirus, has many Iowans thinking about emergency supplies and kits, if they should need to self-isolate or quarantine. Nutrition and wellness state specialists with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offer tips for stocking the pantry, without panic buying.

March 17, 2020

Most Iowa State University Extension and Outreach events throughout the state March 16 through April 4 have been canceled. When possible, some activities may be conducted virtually using video or teleconferencing. For information on specific events, please contact your ISU Extension and Outreach county office.

Statewide Resources

  • Answer Line

    Get answers to your home and family questions from the specialists at AnswerLine. Connect with them on the phone, email, or Facebook for information about cleaning, food preparation, preservation, and safety, home, equipment, nutrition, and laundry. 1-800-262-3804 or - answer@iastate.edu

  • A 24-hour resource for legal, finance, crisis and disaster and personal health issues, Iowa Concern provides access to an attorney for legal education, stress counselors, and information and referral services.

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    A national resource that brings quality, research-based information to families at the time it can be most useful and make the biggest difference in their lives.

  • Powerful Tools for Caregivers

    A series of classes designed to empower family caregivers of older adults to take better care of themselves. Learn more about the six-week series and find a class near you.

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    Human Sciences Extension and Outreach is all over the social media networks. Stay in touch with us through our blogs, Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest!

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    Are you an early childhood professional that provides care and education in your home, a center or a school? Check out our programs, resources, and trainings available to help you be the best early childhood professional you can be.

  • Parenting can be fun, enjoyable and stressful! Check out our blog and podcasts for the latest research based information and resources to help parents in their important role of raising children.

  • Articles from Ag & Biosystems Engineering for housing issues.

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