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Updated: 2017-06-29T00:40:42Z

 



4-H and Iowa State Researchers Partner to Enhance School Wellness

2017-06-07T14:46:42Z

Iowa 4-H Youth Development and Iowa State University are working together on an evidence-based obesity prevention program to help students learn healthier ways to “switch what they do, view and chew.”
 

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Financial Wellbeing Involves More Than Managing Money

2017-06-02T13:50:15Z

There's more to financial wellbeing than managing money. Iowans can explore their sense of financial wellbeing during “What about Me? My Wellbeing,” a workshop series from ISU Extension and Outreach.

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Iowa Schools Have New Resource for Farm to School Efforts

2017-05-18T09:24:55Z

Iowa’s nearly 350 school districts serving 500,000 students can more easily expand efforts that connect children to locally sourced foods through a partnership between Iowa State University Extension and Outreach and a national network of farm to school resources and practitioners.

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New App Helps Iowans ‘Spend Smart. Eat Smart.’

2017-05-11T11:58:32Z

Iowans have new tools to help them eat healthy and stick to a tight budget. “Spend Smart. Eat Smart.” from Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a redesigned website and new companion mobile app for use at the grocery store.

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Iowa State Workshops Examine Research on Mindful Eating and Behavior

2017-04-28T13:39:40Z

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.

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Level 1 GAP Training Available through Online Videos

2017-04-20T16:23:24Z

A series of three videos to help fruit and vegetable growers understand and implement good agricultural practices replaces the day-long Iowa Level 1 GAP program.

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Kimberly Greder Named Rossmann Manatt Awardee

2017-04-17T13:35:52Z

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.

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Heddleson Interns Announced for 2017

2017-06-13T08:28:45Z

Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach.

AMES, Iowa – Two Iowa State University students will intern with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach’s Heddleson Internship Program in 2017. The internships provide students with hands-on experience related to their programs of study and prepare them for a career in extension or community outreach, said Anthony Santiago, college projects specialist.

Emily Elliott, a junior majoring in nutritional science, will intern with ISU Extension and Outreach in Clay County. She will be teaching local residents about nutrition during community and county events. Her plans include hosting a nutrition and health day with the Clay County 4-H Youth Council and older 4-H’ers in the county, and sharing nutrition information at the Clay County Fair. She also plans to help create web access to nutrition resources and more outreach opportunities. Elliott will be working with Renee Sweers, a human sciences specialist in nutrition and wellness, and Jo Engel, Clay County’s human sciences youth program coordinator.

Margaret O’Connor, a graduate student majoring in human development and family studies, will intern with ISU Extension and Outreach in five eastern Iowa counties. Her main interest in extension and outreach work is family health and underserved populations. As part of her internship she will be working to implement the “Wellness and Independence through Nutrition” program. In Linn County she will be helping facilitate the “Buy Eat Live Healthy” program, which educates Iowans about growing, using and storing fresh produce. O’Connor will be working with Phyllis Zalenski, a human sciences specialist in family finance.

The Heddleson internships are made possible through a gift from Laura Heddleson to the ISU College of Human Sciences to support students interested in working with Human Sciences Extension and Outreach, Santiago noted.

Heddleson grew up on a farm near Strawberry Point, Iowa. She earned her bachelor’s degree from Iowa State University in home economics in 1931 and began working with Cooperative Extension in 1936. She was a home demonstration agent in Mahaska County, teaching women in their homes how to sew, clean and preserve foods. Over the years, she worked with extension in Iowa, Illinois and Kentucky. She retired in 1970 after more than 34 years in the profession, Santiago said.

For more information about the Heddleson Internship Program, contact Santiago at ads@iastate.edu or 515-294-7048.
 




2017 Friends of Extension and ISU Extension and Outreach Professionals Honored

2017-04-11T08:34:16Z

The Iowa Alpha Mu Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Phi, the honor society of Iowa State University Extension and Outreach, recognized four “Friends of Extension” during their 2017 awards ceremony March 26.

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Master Gardener Program Distributes Growing Together Grants

2017-02-09T14:04:20Z

2017 Growing Together mini-grants have been awarded to projects in 14 counties. They will receive a combined $70,000 in grant money through the SNAP-Education program.

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