is a nutrition education program designed to support healthy aging and independence. Each month, Iowans aged 60 and older gather in communities across Iowa to discuss current nutrition and health topics, taste low-cost healthy recipes, and discover new ways to stay active and independent.
Who can participate?
Iowans aged 60 and older who are interested in having fun and transforming their personal health. Fresh Conversations is offered in cooperation with Iowa's congregate meal program.
Real Iowans Real Story
"I have three daughters that are nurses who keep me informed of nutrition trends," says Marilyn Sullivan, a participant at the Osage congregate meal site. "I like to try new things, which is why I like Fresh Conversations!"
Mike started coming to the meal site in Albia a few years ago. "I can't say enough good things about Fresh Conversations." He enjoys the camaraderie and not having to worry about getting a good meal.
Fresh Conversations is funded by the USDA Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program or SNAP. In Iowa, SNAP is known as the Iowa Food Assistance Program. The Iowa Department of Public Health (Iowa Nutrition Network) and Iowa Department on Aging use SNAP-Ed funds to develop and implement Fresh Conversations in partnership with Iowa’s six Area Agencies on Aging. These partners are equal opportunity providers and employers. Non-Discrimination Statement
To find out if you qualify for SNAP food benefits (EBT), call the Iowa outreach hotline at 1-855-944-3663 or send an Email message to FoodAssistanceOutreach@iowafba.org