Diet, exercise, and counseling combine to limit weight gain during pregnancy

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New research by Iowa State University shows that women can nearly double their chances of preventing excessive weight gain during pregnancy — and ensure a healthier future for themselves and their babies — with a comprehensive “lifestyle intervention.”

More human sciences faculty engage in extension and outreach

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Three new projects from Iowa State University will bring human sciences research to Black Hawk, Polk, and Jefferson counties through the second year of the Engaged Scholarship Funding Program, a partnership between ISU Extension and Outreach and the College of Human Sciences.

Research finds that all teachers bring politics to the classroom

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How a teacher teaches is never neutral or apolitical. Instead, educators bring their social and cultural identities into their classrooms — making it important to consider how those lessons and choices are received by students from marginalized groups.

New intervention program reduces domestic violence recidivism rates, Iowa State study finds

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A three-year study found that domestic violence offenders who completed a new intervention program developed by an Iowa State University professor showed significantly fewer offenders — a nearly 50 percent difference — reoffended and were charged in the year after treatment.

C-SPAN to feature Iowa State lecture on the evolution of nutrition

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An Iowa State University class lecture that traces the history of diet and nutrition guidelines will be featured this weekend on C-SPAN’s “Lectures in American History” program.

New Iowa State degree to advance skills of nurses, improve patient care

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The Iowa Board of Regents has approved plans for a new Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree at Iowa State University.

Iowa’s rural centenarians help unlock the secrets to aging well

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A team of College of Human Sciences researchers are peering into the secrets of living and aging well. By studying lives well-lived, they’re addressing global challenges affecting people’s health.

Look inside your own pantry or fridge to find the top culprit of food waste

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There is a good chance there are fresh vegetables in your refrigerator that will end up in the garbage instead of on your dinner plate.

Summer internships provide springboard to careers

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At least 345 College of Human Sciences students are putting their learning into practice this summer and gaining valuable work experience through internships in Iowa and across the globe.