Northern Iowa Food & Farm Partnership

Food Access

The challenges are great in Black Hawk County. Obesity and diet-related chronic disease rates continue to rise, while the health of Iowans is further threatened by the lack of access to fresh fruits and vegetables. A better understanding of our local assets and gaps can help us change the world right here in Black Hawk County. During 2014, the Black Hawk County Board of Health, in collaboration with the University of Northern Iowa Center for Energy and Environmental Education, conducted an assessment of the food system to ensure all Iowans have equal access to nutritious food, now and in the future.


Black Hawk County Food System Summary (two-page summary)

Black Hawk County Food System Action Plan (complete report)

Black Hawk County Food System Assessment Data (original data informing the report)


Kamyar Enshayan
UNI Local Food Program
(319) 273-7575