Buy Eat Live Healthy Classes offered in Story County

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 “The program includes a series of classes called Buy Eat Live Healthy,” said Nicole Leidal, Program Assistant. “These classes for adults show 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. “
The Buy Eat Live Healthy classes are free to participants and can be taught to groups or individuals, Leidal said. The classes are based on the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010 and MyPlate. Some of the classes are Get Moving; Plan, Shop, and Save; Fruits and Veggies: Half your Plate; and Feeding Children. Each class includes information on nutrition and physical activity and includes cooking or tasting a recipe.
Participants are given tools to help them make behavior changes including exercise bands, thermometers and cookbooks. Participants who complete  eight classes receive a certificate signed by ISU Extension and Outreach staff certifying they have attended the program, Leidal said.
For more information on the Buy Eat Live Healthy Classes, contact Nicole Leidal at the Story County Extension office at 515-382-6651 or email

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