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:
consumption of nutrient-dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats,
and low-fat dairy products
sugar-sweetened beverage consumption
consumption of low-nutrient, high-energy dense foods containing large amounts
of added sugars, salt, and saturated fats.
activity and reduce sedentary behaviors
resource management skills
Increase access to
affordable and nutritious foods
Current Class Offerings for April - May 2021
We are offering 6 unique workshops that are each offered for one week at different times so that you can find the time that works best for your schedule. You can attend one, two, or all six workshops!
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The Families First Coronavirus Response Act of 2020 authorized the payment of P-EBT food benefits to households with children who would have received free or reduced-price school meals under the National School Lunch Act, if not for a school closure.
If your family receives Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and/or Temporary Assistance (TA) benefits and you have school-age children (ages 5-18), you will automatically receive P-EBT food benefits for each eligible school-age child in your household. The benefits will automatically be issued to your family’s current EBT card.
If you have children who receive free or reduced-price school lunch, but your family does not receive SNAP or TA benefits, you still will automatically get P-EBT food benefits for each school-age child in your household. More information about how children who do not live in households that get SNAP or TA benefits will be mailed to you. Begin checking your mail for this P-EBT notice beginning in mid-June.
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