Find an Eat Smart New York nutritionist in your county to learn more about making healthy eating part of your lifestyle and how to eat healthy on a budget.

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Let us help you navigate through the confusing world of nutrition!

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We offer nutrition classes to all our local school districts!

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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) 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


Tara Kenyon
Community Nutrition Issue Leader

Last updated November 1, 2019