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Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative

At a Glance

  • Creating opportunities for farmers
  • Healthy school environments
  • Walkable communities

About Us

The Northeast Iowa Food & Fitness Initiative has brought people in Allamakee, Chickasaw, Clayton, Fayette, Howard and Winneshiek counties together to make our region a place where every day, all people have access to healthy, locally grown foods and abundant opportunities for physical activity in the places where we live, learn, work and play.


To provide leadership to regional collaboration to create long-lasting and systemic change to our food and fitness environments.

Basic Information




218 7th Ave SE, Suite 102 Waukon, IA 52172


Ann Mansfield

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Success Story

Society faces a twin epidemic of physical inactivity and poor nutrition. According to the Centers for Disease Control, the prevalence of obesity among children and adolescents has almost tripled since 1980. Our children's health is directly linked to the quality of food they eat and the environments in which they grow and play. When our kids eat well and are active, they thrive. Creating access to healthy food and places for physical activity also strengthens communities, reinvigorates local economies, reduces health care costs and addresses historical inequalities that prevent all children from reaching their full potential.

Fund Details

Fund Name

Northeast Iowa Food and Fitness Initiative

Year Founded


Here for you. Peter Supple Director of Nonprofits 563-588-2700

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