Cornell Cooperative Extension of Broome County offers free programs to youth with in-classroom education and after-school programs.
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. Currently, more than 1/3 of all children in New York State are classified as overweight or 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 youth with the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and behaviors necessary to improve their overall diet and nutritional well-being. We want to help youth embrace nutrition to make healthier choices and get more physical activity.
Through these programs our goal is to:
Our SNAP-Ed educators can come into the classroom or work with after-school programs. We have a variety of nutrition lessons that can be taught individually as one-time lessons or as series programs up to 6 lessons. We work with teachers around their classroom schedule and what they have available with time, whether its 30 minutes or 2 hours, we can create a program that fits. More details of our lessons below. Please contact BroomeNutrition@cornell.edu to schedule programming.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offers in-school and after-school programming to youth. Our lessons are typically 1-2 hours in length, and must be completed as part of a series for 6 weeks. Each EFNEP program includes recipe preparation where youth learn hands-on cooking skills. Please contact BroomeNutrition@cornell.edu to schedule programming.
Together with the United Way's Healthy Lifestyle Coalition (HLC), CCE Broome works with the neighborhoods surrounding Theodore Roosevelt Elementary and Calvin Coolidge Elementary. These areas have traditionally been known as food deserts with high rates of obesity. Through our HLC programming, we offer nutrition, physical activity, and STEAM classes in the form of one-time lessons and/or series lessons during in-school or after-school education. Additional after-school programs can be found at the Lee Barta Community Center on Liberty Street in Binghamton. To schedule programming, please contact BroomeNutrition@cornell.edu
Last updated September 21, 2022