College of Human Sciences

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

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

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

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

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.

Students travel to China as college grows international presence

Iowa State University is growing its presence in China and sparking new relations with India.

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

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

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

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

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

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.