Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

Intended Audience: Adults with limited resources (income guidelines apply).

Format: Eight 60-90 minute sessions in-person OR eight 40-60 minute sessions virually.

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.

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Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Programming in Linn County

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Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers a free nutrition education class series called Buy. Eat. Live Healthy. 

These classes show adult participants how to choose nutritious foods for themselves and their families, save an average of $50 a month on their food bill, and handle food safely. Trained educators provide practical, hands-on experience and ideas about how to implement suggestions for healthy eating. All information shared is based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2020 and MyPlate.

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

 

Classes include:

  • Get Moving- Participants enjoy being active.
  • Plan, Shop, $ave- Participants plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.
  • Fruits and Veggies, Half your Plate- Participants increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day. Participants have more than one kind of vegetable and one kind of fruit every day.

Each lesson includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe. In addition, participants are given tools to help them 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 certifying they have attended the program.

For more Buy. Eat. Live Healthy information, visit the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition Education webpage.

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Buy Eat Live Healthy

To learn more about Buy. Eat. Live Healthy programming in Linn County, contact: 

Paula Wood

Regional Supervisor, Nutrition Education Programs

pwood@iastate.edu

(319) 505-3954

Donna Smith

Program Assistant, Nutrition Education Programs

donnas@iastate.edu

(319) 377-9839

Cell: 319-775-2715

Karla Doty

EFNEP Program Assistant II - Human Sciences

kadoty@iastate.edu

319-377-9839

Cell: 319-538-4494

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.