INNSG - Pick a Better Snack

About the Program

The Community and Family Health Division at the Black Hawk County Health Department has several outreach services aimed at promoting good health through exercise and nutrition.
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The Iowa Nutrition Network School Grant (INNSG) / Pick a Better Snack program teaches nutrition in the classroom of Waterloo elementary schools in a fun and interesting manner to motivate children to pick a better snack of fruits and vegetables. They see 2,342 kids a month, with 18,736 children having direct education in 2016/17 school year with the Pick a Better Snack Program!  
Key state partners include:
  • Iowa Department of Education-Team Nutrition
  • Iowa Department of Public Health
  • Iowans Fit for Life
  • Iowa Food Assistance
  • Iowa State University Extension
  • Iowa Women Infants Children (WIC)
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