Nutrition & Healthy Living

Nutrition & Wellness Programs

Food is essential to well-being and it is important that everyone has access to food that is fresh and nutritious. The agency is striving to meet this goal through our Nutrition & Wellness Programs.

Sharing Local Foods

Horizons' Sharing Local Foods program promotes using local food/farmers and providing nutritious, fresh produce for all. Not only does fresh taste better, it is also more nutritious and better for the environment. The produce shared is donated by organizations and individual members of our community. The produce is free for clients and volunteers or is utilized in Meals on Wheels meals. Signs that identify the produce and the health benefits are provided along with budget friendly recipes using limited ingredients.

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Sharing Tables 

Sharing Tables are located at the main Horizons building, and at Oakhill Jackson Church and SE Linn Community Center during congregate meals. Attendees can help themselves to donated foods, including bakery items and fresh produce when available. 

Fresh Conversations

The Fresh Conversations Program is a monthly nutrition education program led by an on-site facilitator at congregate meal sites. Fresh Conversations attendees receive a monthly newsletter focusing on current nutrition and health topics; activities and exercises that improve flexibility, strength and balance; and recipe sampling.

Site Name Address Day of Month & Time
Oakhill Jackson

1201 10th St. SE
Cedar Rapids, IA 52403

3rd Tuesday @ 10:30
SE Linn Community Center

108 S. Washington St.
Lisbon, IA  52253

3rd Monday @ 11:30
Tipton

111 Orange St.
Tipton, IA 52772

4th Thursday @ 10:30
Central City

137 4th St. North
Central City, IA 52214

4th Wednesday @11:00
Belle Plaine Community Center

1309 5th Ave.
Belle Plaine, IA 52208

4th Wednesday @1:30
Marengo

1083 Court Ave.
Marengo, IA 52301

4th Friday @ 1:00

HACAP North Benton Family Resource Center 202 East 4th St.
Vinton, IA 52349
3rd Thursday @9:00
Ely

1570 Rowley St.
Ely, IA 52227

3rd Wednesday @ 12:30
Hiawatha

101 Emmons St.
Hiawatha, IA 52233

4th Tuesday @11:00
Marion Lowe Park Arts and Environment Center

4500 N. 10th St.
Marion, IA 52302

3rd Thursday @11:00
Springville

265 Broadway
Springville, IA 52336

4th Wednesday @ 12:30