Nutrition education in the classroom

Contact us for more information about SNAP-Ed nutrition education classes

Kids love our SNAP-Ed nutrition classes!

Students love the samples we bring to class!

Tasting delicious samples in our SNAP-Ed classes!



Nutrition education is just one example of the #stuffCCEdoes

Physical Activity during Nutrition Education Classes

Physical Activity is incorporated into every lesson!

Nutrition Education and Cooking Classes

Youth love learning the basics of cooking!

Nutrition Education

Youth make healthier choices as adults when they learn about nutrition at a young age.

SNAP-Ed Nutrition Classes

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Program (SNAP-Ed New York ) helps people with limited incomes learn how to eat better for less money. It is a free, confidential nutrition education program to help you and your family manage your food resources during tough economic times.

SNAP-Ed New York – New Name, Same Mission!

Previously known as Eat Smart New York, the introduction of our program’s new name, logo, and resources brings an opportunity for consistency and impact across New York State.

Along with our new program name, we are excited to announce the launch of our statewide website, – a one-stop destination for providing those in need with the tools to shop for and cook healthy meals while on a limited budget. The new website is designed with the current times in mind, providing low-cost recipes, simple cooking videos, interactive lessons and tons of ways to save time, save money and eat healthy.

Our SNAP-Ed educators work with all ages from youth through adulthood. We visit schools, classrooms, libraries, senior centers, community centers, and anywhere else we are needed!

SNAP-Ed NY teaches people to shop for and cook healthy meals while on a limited budget. Our goal is to give you the tools, tips and tricks that help you make nutritious food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed works with many to make the healthy choice the easy choice for our communities. Our classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time.

Join Us for FREE workshops and classes

Join us for a FREE one-time workshop-- or a few classes -- that will help you learn to fill your grocery cart and dinner table with healthy and inexpensive foods. Our nutrition educators will help you learn about cooking, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, nutrition, food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more.

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 Goals

To promote healthy eating habits SNAP-Ed helps families and individuals:

  • Increase the consumption of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products.
  • Decrease the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Reduce the consumption of low-nutrient, high-energy dense foods containing large amounts of added sugars, salt and saturated fat.
  • Increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors.

To reduce hunger and food insecurity SNAP-Ed aims to improve the health of families and individuals by :

  • Improving food resource management skills.
  • Improving food preparation skills.
  • Increasing access to affordable and nutritious food.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP. SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet.

***We have adapted our programs to also be virtual due to COVID-19. We offer Zoom classes with adult groups and youth classrooms*** Contact us at 607-677-4920 for more information***


Tara Kenyon
Associate Director of Programs/Supervising Nutritionist
(607) 677-4920

Last updated September 7, 2023