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Nutrition Program

Decatur County Public Health has services aimed at promoting good health through exercise and nutrition.  The BASICS/Pick a Better Snack Program teaches nutrition in the classrooms at the Central Decatur elementary schools (preschool through 3rd grade classrooms) in a fun and interesting manner to motivate children to pick a better snack of fruits and vegetables.  The health educator provides Pick a Better Snack curriculum, reads a nutrition story, has the kids do exercises, and lets all the kids in each classroom do taste-testing of fruit and vegetable snacks.

 

Key state 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 Iowa Women Infants Children (WIC).