Obesity and overweight are currently the second leading cause of preventable death in the United States. Obesity is a significant risk factor for many chronic conditions and diseases (including asthmas, high blood pressure, stroke, type 2 diabetes, high cholesterol and certain types of cancers)1. Good nutrition is vital for good health and preventing disease. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County has programs that help teach good nutrition – Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Eat Smart New York (ESNY). These programs are designed to educate participants the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to improve their overall diet and nutritional well-being. Through these programs our goal is to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, decrease sugar-sweetened beverage consumption, and to exercise more & balance calories eaten as part of a healthy lifestyle. 

Last updated April 16, 2015