healthy start copy Nutrition Services


The Nutrition Services Program of the Marion County Public Health Department addresses the nutritional needs of the community through education about healthy eating habits.

Diet is often linked to several chronic diseases including diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, osteoporosis, and some cancers. The nutrition staff provide nutrition assessment, counseling, and education to groups and individuals. Staff provide information at various venues in the community  from corporate wellness sites, schools, residential communities, faith-based organizations, food pantries, public library sites,  and daycare settings, to name a few.  Education is presented through  health fairs, written newsletters, radio and television viewing, and public presentations.

Please see below for further information.

American Heart Classes 

Nutrition Services Flyer & Handouts

Fruit & Vegetable Recipe

Delicious Recipes


Produce Press


Food Pantry Resources

Summer Playbook

Life’s Best Beginning:A Curriculum for the Education and Promotion of Breastfeeding in Secondary Education