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.


Fresh Conversations is a Iowa HHS SNAP-Ed program intended for older adults aged 60 years and older who are enrolled or eligible for SNAP benefits. Fresh Conversations is always looking for volunteers to help lead our meetings, contact us to learn about volunteering.


Meetings are held in-person at congregate meal sites, libraries, hospitals and senior housing complexes in the following counties across the state. Contact us if you do not find your county listed.

  • Boone, Dallas, Jasper, Madison, Marion, Polk, Story, and Warren: Contact Aging Resources at 515-633-9518

  • Benton, Cedar, Iowa, Johnson, Jones, Linn: Contact Linn County Public Health at 319-892-6000

  • Humboldt: Humboldt County Memorial Hospital 515-332-4200 EXT 300

  • Washington: Contact Washington County Public Health 319-653-7758

  • Wayne and Lucas: Contact Wayne County Public Health 641-872-1167

Note: Fresh Conversations newsletters and meeting materials are available to use for free with a signed material use form approved by HHS. Contact Us to request materials.

Partners: This program is developed by the Iowa Department of Health and Human Services. Funding is provided by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider. Non-Discrimination Statement