|New toolkit helps Iowans better manage their finances|
Iowa social service workers have a new way to help their clients with financial issues, thanks to a nationally recognized toolkit being offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
|Program creates healthier outcomes for families with pre-teens|
With their three daughters soon to be teenagers, Pam and Chad Peterson of West Des Moines decided to seek help.
They turned to the Strengthening Families Program: For Parents and Youth 10-14, a seven-week, preventative program aimed at helping families as their children approach adolescence. The evidence-based program is offered by Iowa State University’s Human Sciences Extension and Outreach.
“We were looking for answers and found them,” Chad Peterson said. “When it comes to building a foundation for your family, a lot of times, the well-lit path is the good one.”
|Nutrition education program teaches kids about healthy eating|
Michelle Hanson and her son, Nash, are cutting fruit. Correction — Nash is cutting fruit with the help of a non-slip, fruit-shaped cutting board and a plastic safety knife. Hanson looks on with pride.
|Addressing wellness through early childhood literacy|
Being healthy and well starts at birth.
That’s why Iowa State University is helping families improve the quantity and quality of language in their homes.
Under a new outreach project called “Small Talk Story County,” Iowa State is partnering with the Ames Public Library and Raising Readers in Story County to improve early childhood literacy — thus improving overall outcomes and success rates for those children.
|Human Sciences seeks new efforts in extension and outreach|
Suzanne Bartholomae is well-versed in the benefits of extension and outreach.
Bartholomae, a state extension and outreach specialist and adjunct associate professor in human development and family studies, spearheaded delivery of a health insurance literacy curriculum to address confusion about the Affordable Care Act.
|Human Sciences Week celebrates college’s commitment to expand human potential, improve people’s lives|
The Iowa State University College of Human Sciences will come together to celebrate its unique, innovative, people-oriented programs and rich traditions with food, dance, speakers, and philanthropic events during the first annual Human Sciences Week, Oct. 12 to 16.
|New 2015-2016 Faculty|
|ISU gerontology program carries out goal of the Older Americans Act|
In the spirit of the Older Americans Act, Iowa State University’s gerontology program helps older adults to age actively in the community of their choice.
|ISU 4U Promise students to attend DAVinCI Flight Camp|
A group of ISU 4U Promise students will get to design and build model gliders as part of a week-long DAVinCI Flight camp at the Grubb YMCA in Des Moines.
|Pancake house, pharmacy win top prizes at Entrepreneurship Showcase|
A pancake house/restaurant with a contemporary twist took the top prize at this year’s Entrepreneurship Showcase at Iowa State University.