A small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

Vegetable Lasagna from Cooking Matters

Vegetable Lasagna from Cooking Matters

Reading labels can help you make healthier choices at the supermarket.
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Reading labels can help you make healthier choices at the supermarket.

Generally healthy choices

Generally healthy choices

Food & Nutrition

Visit the Southern Tier Eat Smart New York program

Who We Are: Eat Smart New York.

Southern Tier Eat Smart New York is a program funded by the SNAP-Ed program whose mission is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Our primary goals are for persons eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, exercise more and balance calories as part of a healthy lifestyle.

What We Do:

We support families eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles. We do this through free workshops, food demonstrations, cooking classes, grocery store tours and community events. We also support families and other community partners to build and sustain edible gardens, farmers markets and school wellness committees.

How We Do It:

Our team of nutrition educators works closely with collaborators to reach and engage SNAP participants with quality programming. We rely on such key collaborators as Department of Social Services, food pantries and soup kitchens, community health centers, schools, farmers’ markets and grocery stores to assist us.

Snap food pantry

Food Assistance

Find food pantries, community meals, and programs like ESNY, WIC and Free/Reduced School Meals that can help feed your family.

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Grilled veggies

Healthy Eating for a Healthy weight

A healthy lifestyle involves many choices. Among them,choosing a balanced diet or healthy eating plan. So how do you choose a healthy eating plan? Let's begin by defining what a healthy eating plan is.

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Last updated April 14, 2016