ESNY classes can help you put more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

A small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

Learn to make healthy meals your family will love in ESNY classes.

Learn to make healthy meals your family will love in ESNY classes.

A woman and her daughter read and share a healthy snack together.
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A woman and her daughter read and share a healthy snack together.

Learn to read and understand food nutrition labels in an ESNY class.
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Learn to read and understand food nutrition labels in an ESNY class.

Children learn about eating more fruit.
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Children learn about eating more fruit.

Southern Tier Eat Smart New York

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.

Contact

Debra SeGuin
Extension Issue Leader
dmv5@cornell.edu
(315)684-3001 ext. 107

Last updated December 9, 2016