Fresh Conversations


is a free 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.

Contact Hailey Boudreau to receive a Fresh Conversations newsletter and to join a meeting this month from the comfort of your own home! Call 515-782-9451.

Are you a Fresh Conversations participant or interested in becoming a participant? Join our Facebook group, Fresh Conversations Community!

Not 60+ but you still want to get involved? Fresh Conversations is always looking for volunteers to help lead our meetings.

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 a SNAP-Ed program. Program developed by Iowa Department of Public Health in partnership with Iowa Department of Human Services and Department on Aging. This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. 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

For more information, call (515) 281-6650. You may also use the Contact Us system to send us a question online. 

This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP. Iowa Food Assistance can help you buy healthy food. Visit this page or call (855) 944-3663 for more information. This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Read the full non-discrimination statement and learn how to file a complaint