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girl in kitchen
September 21, 2018

Kids in the Kitchen is a new afterschool club to teach members to have kitchen sense and safety while they learn about the major food groups and making healthy choices for their growing bodies. Members will explore the tasty fun of the kitchen through new recipes each week. Click here for flyer.

September 7, 2018

Washington 4-H County Council will host their 1st annual Mummy-Son Monster Mash costume/dance open to the public for any kindergarten-fourth grade boy and the special ‘mummy’ in his life. This evening of dancing and games will be held October 6 from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. in Dallmeyer Hall – lower level on the fairgrounds.  Click here for flyer.

beans
August 1, 2018

Here is the August NEWS (Nutrition Education with Seniors).  This nutrition newsletter is targeted for older adults. For more information contact Rachel Wall, Nutrition and Health Specialist, at wallr@iastate.edu.

grilling kabobs
June 24, 2018

Attached is the July Words on Wellness (WOW) newsletter.  Check out the July issue for a great recipe for Chicken Fajitas.  This, and more recipes, can be found on the ISU Extension and Outreach Spend Smart. East Smart website.  For more information, recipes, and videos, visit spendsmart.extension.iastate.edu.

Statewide Resources

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

  • Help children succeed at school by creating a home environment that promotes learning.  Find out how developing routines, setting limits, and providing good nutrition can help.
     

  • 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.

  • 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.

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

  • Find reliable, high quality, research-based information for professionals and parents in CYFERNet’s clearinghouse of the best children, youth and family resources of all the public land-grant universities in the country.

  • 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.

  • Specialists have compiled a list of resources to help you prepare for and recover from natural disasters. Remember to take care of yourself and your family first; then deal with the things lost to the disaster.

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