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Food & Nutrition

Welcome to our Food & Nutrition pages! We offer FREE nutrition education workshops throughout
Broome County to youth, adults, individuals, families, groups, school districts, and other partnering programs. We put education into action to help low income families lead healthier lives. 

Obesity puts individuals at risk for many of the leading causes of death, including heart disease, stroke, types of cancers, diabetes, respiratory diseases, and kidney disease. More than 1/3 of all adults in the United States are classified as obese. Good nutrition and physical activity is vital for health and preventing disease.

CCE Broome has programs (EFNEP, SNAP-ED, Healthy Lifestyle Coalition, and Farm to School) designed to educate participants with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to improve their overall diet and nutritional well-being. We want to help you embrace nutrition to make healthier choices, get more physical activity, and stretch your food dollars. 

Through these programs our goal is to:

  • Increase the consumption of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats, and low-fat dairy products
  • Decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption
  • Reduce the consumption of low-nutrient, high-energy dense foods containing large amounts of added sugars, salt, and saturated fats.
  • Increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors
  • Improve food resource management skills
  • Improve food preparation skills
  • Increase access to affordable and nutritious foods

Contact

Tara Kenyon
Community Nutrition Issue Leader
tkk8@cornell.edu
607.677.4920

Last updated November 5, 2020