Our Community

Prediabetes Risk Assessment

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Take the test to find out if you are at risk for Type 2 diabetes.


The 2018 Community Health Needs Assessment identified Muscatine County with an obesity prevalence at 49.2%; and diabetes prevalence at 17.9%.


The 2019-2021 Muscatine County Empowering Healthy Behaviors Initiative goal is to increase access and education to nutrition and physical activity opportunities throughout Muscatine County.

Muscatine Hy-Vee Dietitian

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Kara Zigament, RD, LD is the registered dietitian at the Muscatine Hy-Vee Store  and she is available to help you accomplish your goals to live a healthier, happier life.

Muscatine Community YMCA

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The Muscatine Community YMCA is a great place to get healthy, have fun and meet new friends while attaining your 30-minutes of daily activity. 

ISU Extension - Muscatine Co.

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Many great programs that focus on the health and well-being for all ages. 


Also, remember the Muscatine Farmers Market on Saturday mornings at 3rd & Cedar Streets or Tuesday afternoons at the Muscatine Mall parking lot.

Muscatine Trail System

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The City of Muscatine has more than 10 miles of paved and unpaved trails and walkways... 30-minutes of daily activity will help reduce your risk of developing diabetes.

Healthiest State Initiative

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The Healthiest State Initiative engages worksites, communities, schools, retail food, organizations, institutions, and individuals to inspire Iowans to improve their health and happiness, and ultimately achieve the goal to become the healthiest State in the nation. 


On November 5, 2018, the Iowa Public Health Association released the 2016-17 data from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation that 1 in 6 youth, ages 10 to 17 are obese. Iowa has the 10th highest obesity rate in youth ages 10 to 17 at 17.7%, and the 4th highest adult obesity rate in the nation at 36.4%.