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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Health and Nutrition Tips for Vegetarian Kids

Vegetarian households need to pay extra attention to the youngest family members.

Although children have no problem eating carrots and celery sticks, they still need to maintain a balanced health and nutrition plan to keep their protein levels within a safe range. Here's how to add extra protein to a child's vegetarian diet. More

11/09/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


There’s an App for That?

It’s easier than ever to give back.  United Ways in Iowa have launched a free app for iPhones, iPads, and iPods which allow users to map volunteer opportunities in the Cedar Rapids or Des Moines metro areas. More

11/07/12

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Mei Cobb

By Mei Cobb


November 5 is International Volunteer Managers Day

Volunteers should get lots of thanks and recognition.  They make time, show up and share of themselves all in the name of helping someone else.  Worldwide, volunteers are essential to improving the education, income and health of people in need, protecting the environment, advocating for social change, and more.

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11/05/12

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Brian Cox

By Brian Cox


2-1-1 and Hurricane Sandy: Connect to Vital Services and Volunteer Opportunities

Hurricane Sandy has impacted millions of people in thousands of communities along the East Coast and throughout the Northeastern United States this week, and while the worst of the storm has passed, it's not over.

In the face of such devastation, 2-1-1 connects you to critical health and human services. 2-1-1 can also connect you with volunteer opportunities to help others in your community or across the country, even if you are not directly affected.

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10/30/12

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Jason Bethke

By Jason Bethke


Parents and Education: Career Day in Preschools and Kindergarten

Parents and education go hand-in-hand. Guardians and teachers should work together to educate children at home and at school. When parents actively participate at school, they act as good role models for their child and others. More

10/26/12

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