BUY EAT LIVE Healthy Program Assistants come to your home, or teach in small groups in a public setting, once per week for eight lessons about:Buy Eat Live Healthy

  1. Get Moving - Families enjoy being active. Participants accurately complete the required entry forms.
  2. Plan, Shop, $ave - Families plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget.
  3. Vary Your Veggies, Focus on Fruits - Families increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day. Families have more than one kind of vegetable and one kind of fruit every day.
  4. Make Half Your Grains Whole - Families choose at least half of their grains to be whole grains.
  5. Build Strong Bones - Families get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium.
  6. Go Lean with Protein - Families have lean protein foods and keep all food safe to eat.
  7. Make a Change - Families limit foods high in fat, sugar and salt.
  8. Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active - Participants discuss feeding children and celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices. Participants accurately complete the required exit forms.

For more information on how to get your family involved in Buy. Eat. Live. Healthy. contact Mae McCarty, Program Supervisor, at 515-957-5773 or


For more BUY EAT LIVE Healthy information, visit the Iowa State University Extension and Outreach Nutrition Education webpage.

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