Eat Smart NY!

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Eat Smart New York (ESNY) is nutrition education to help low-income residents eat better for less. Our workshops and program series are designed to help residents of all ages gain the knowledge and skills to make and sustain healthy food and physical activity choices – including how to stretch their food dollars. Our evidenced-based curriculums are tailored for each age group across the lifecycle.

Our Association ESNY program is part of the Cornell University Cooperative Extension system Eat Smart New York program offered through CCE county associations across New York state.

Who is Eligible to participate? County residents are eligible to participate if they participate in one or more of the following food assistance programs:

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) – receive EBT food stamp benefits.

WIC Program participants (Women, Infant, and Children’s Supplemental Food assistance Program)

Medicaid or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families program recipients

Youth or families of youth who attend schools with more than 50% of their students in receipt of free or reduced meal programs.

You’ll learn:

  • to prepare easy, good-tasting, low-cost meals in minutes.
  • to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthier food with your money and SNAP benefits.
  • to make healthy meals and snacks that children will love
  • to plan meals, prepare and store food safely, and use less salt, sugar, and fat when you cook.
  • to read and understand food labels.
  • to make healthy lifestyle changes part of every day.

Our classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Classes meet at Cooperative Extension, in homes, and other places in the community.

Would you like more information on the program? Want to enroll yourself or someone you know? Contact our Nutrition Department at (607) 772-8953.

Last updated July 26, 2019