Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

Women preparing healthy food
Women preparing healthy food


Buy. Eat. Live Healthy classes in Linn County

Learn how to choose nutritious foods for yourself and your family, save an average of $50 a month on food, and handle food safely. These are classes for adults and are taught by trained educators. Participants receive practical, hands-on experience and ideas about how to implement suggestions for healthy eating. 

The Buy. Eat. Live Healthy classes are FREE and can be taught to groups or individuals. Income guidelines apply.

The classes are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 and MyPlate.

Examples of the classes:

  • Get Moving
  • Plan, Shop, and Save
  • Fruits and Veggies: Half your Plate

Each class includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe.

Each participant receives tools to help make behavior changes, including cutting mats, measuring cups and spoons, and cookbooks. Participants who complete eight classes receive a certificate signed by ISU Extension and Outreach staff to certify they have attended the program.

For more information on the Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Classes, contact  Linn County Extension, at 319-377-9839 or email

Classes are available in English, only.

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy educators support individuals and families in making healthy choices on a tight grocery budget. Lessons focus on nutrition education, cooking skills, grocery budget management and active living. Program availability varies by county.