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Congratulations, Sioux City, on becoming a Blue Zones Project Demonstration site!  Be sure to attend the community celebration on Sept 19th at Farmers Market.

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Wellness Events

The Live Healthy Iowa's The Next Step Challenge runs Sept 14 - Oct 23 & Oct 7 is the Healthiest State Walk.

Sioux City Blue Zones

Get involved in the Sioux City Blue Zones Project!

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Pick a better snack

The Iowa Nutrition Network's social marketing campaign, Pick a better snackTM encourages fruit and vegetable choices for snacks. Iowa Nutrition Network partners worked together to develop Pick a better snackTM so that multiple programs could use it. Key partners include the Iowa Department of Public Health, Iowa Food Assistance, Iowa Department of Education-Team Nutrition, Iowa State University Extension, Iowans Fit for Life and the Iowa WIC Program. The campaign includes in-class lessons as well as community-based social marketing materials. Explore these pages for more information and free downloads 

Primary audience: children
Secondary audience: parents and childcare providers
Goal: We will help children eat more fruits and vegetables by increasing how often they eat fruit and vegetable snacks.


Pick A Better Snack, Sioux City

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Pick A Better Snack teachers visit 12 schools in the Sioux City Community School District. With in those 12 schools they see 103 classrooms twice a month. During those visits the children learn about fruits & vegetables, exercise, and healthy living. They also receive a healthy snack at the end of each lesson of the fruit or vegetable they learned about.


Visit the Pick A Better Snack, Sioux City, IA Facebook page for more information.




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