Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

Buy. Eat. Live HealthyBuy. Eat. Live Healthy is a FREE* program that help parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families. Request more information or find a program near you!

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach’s Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Program helps young, low-resource families with children develop the knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior needed to improve their diet.

What you'll learn

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy staff work with pregnant teens and families with children age 18 or younger. Program staff meet with participants one-on-one and in small groups. The sessions include cooking, physical activity, discussions, and goal setting.

Participants learn how to:

  • Budget their food dollars
  • Save time and money by planning meals
  • Stay healthy by making wise food choices
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Feed their children
  • Increase physical activity
  • Prepare healthy snacks

Families strengthen communication, decision-making, and problem-solving skills through the lessons. These life skills help participants obtain employment and nurture family relationships.

*income guidelines apply


Funding for Buy. Eat. Live Healthy in Iowa is provided by Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, USDA's Food Stamp Program, and Iowa State University Extension and Outreach.

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