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Updated: 2016-12-11T03:41:05Z

 



Smart Choice Health Insurance Education Program Is Nov. 30

2016-11-28T08:42:02Z

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach is offering a free online workshop to help Iowans better understand their options when choosing health insurance. “Smart Choice: Health Insurance” will be offered online Wednesday, Nov. 30, 6-8 p.m.

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Now It’s Easier for Iowans to ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’

2016-11-14T10:24:10Z

Iowans can eat healthy and stick to a tight grocery budget. Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” has been helping families do so for more than seven years, and a newly designed website makes it even easier.

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Review Health Insurance during Open Enrollment

2016-11-02T09:28:23Z

Fall is open enrollment season for many health insurance plans. However, consumers shouldn’t rely on auto enrollment to handle this important risk management decision, says Joyce Lash, a human sciences specialist with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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Farm to School Month a Great Time to Teach Kids About Healthy Food

2016-10-18T12:33:52Z

Helping children make healthier food choices is the goal of farm to school programming nationwide. Since 2007, 30 schools in Iowa have formed farm to school chapters, and others participate in related activities throughout the year, such as the Great Apple Crunch in October or after school snack programs.

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Master Gardeners Provide Fresh Vegetables for Food Pantries

2016-10-05T14:49:41Z

Entering the growing season, Iowa Master Gardeners and the staff at the seven Iowa State University Research and Demonstration Farms set a lofty goal of producing 1,500 pounds of vegetables per farm to be donated to Iowa food pantries. They're well on their way to reaching that goal.

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Safe Local Food an Emphasis of ISU Extension and Outreach

2016-10-04T10:15:14Z

Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach. Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.

AMES, Iowa – Ensuring the safety of the locally grown food that reaches family tables is one of the primary focuses of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

ISU Extension and Outreach specialists work together to empower Iowa’s growers and producers. Through field days, certification courses and farm visits they provide the latest information on food safety guidelines and laws, industry standards and offer training on good agricultural practices.

Meet extension specialists and Iowa growers in this video as they tell how they work together to keep locally produced food safe.


 

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Human Sciences Staff, Faculty Receive NEAFCS Awards

2016-09-26T13:36:59Z

Several human sciences staff and faculty members with Iowa State University Extension and Outreach received awards from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences.

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Using social marketing to promote healthy eating

2016-09-26T10:31:14Z

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.

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Iowa State University Student Designs Scavenger Hunt for Urban Farm

2016-09-09T08:01:22Z

An Iowa State University student worked with ISU Extension and Outreach to  create an interactive scavenger hunt for a summer “County Fair” event at Old MacDonald’s Farm in Cedar Rapids to help residents learn about agriculture and health.

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Look for ISU Extension and Outreach at 2016 Iowa State Fair

2016-08-04T12:02:28Z

Visitors to the 2016 Iowa State Fair, Aug. 11–21, can find Iowa State University Extension and Outreach connections throughout the fairgrounds.

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