Buy. Eat. Live Healthy

EFNEP and SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education

EFNEP and SNAP-Ed nutrition education programs offer free (income guidelines apply) nutrition classes to help Iowans access nutritious food, cook healthy meals at home, and handle food safely. Depending on location in Iowa and eligibility, staff offer three series that help participants make healthy choices on a budget: Buy. Eat. Live Healthy, Plan Shop Save and Cook, or Kids in the Kitchen.

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.

Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Information Request

If you would like to learn more about the Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Program please fill out the request below and Carolyn Maschino, Buy. Eat. Live Healthy Program Specialist, will contact you.  

Iowa State University Extension and Outreach offers free nutrition classes to Iowans with limited income. Additionally, our high-priority audience are those who provide significant care to a child aged 18 years or younger or may have that responsibility in the future. Childcare providers who complete this program can receive 16 hours of continuing education toward their license for free.

For more information on how to get your family involved in Buy. Eat. Live. Healthy contact Carolyn Maschino, Program Assistant, at 515-576-2119, 515-570-3157 or