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For Agencies

Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education is FREE to all individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), the new name for Food Stamps.


Why make group requests to Eat Smart New York in Madison County?

  • Provides income-eligible individuals the opportunity to receive lessons at no charge, conducted by a trained nutrition program educator
  • Participants become enabled to make informed choices and decisions
  • Lessons are provided weekly or bi-weekly
  • Adult Programs
  • Group Series of Lessons (six lessons with nutrition program educators at your location or in a community setting).

Adult Programs

Group Series of Lessons (six lessons with nutrition program educators at your location or in a community setting).

Participants learn about nutrition, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, cooking and food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more. The program is based on increasing positive health behaviors. Key messages of the program include:

  • Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat milk or milk products every day.
  • Be physically active every day as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Balance calories eaten from foods and beverages with calories used when being physically active.


One–time Programs for Groups (45-60 minute session for a group organized by your agency)

Program Topics:

  • Using MyPlate to help plan healthy meals
  • Reading a Nutrition Label to make healthier choices
  • Eating Well for Less (Saving Food Dollars)
  • Keeping Food Safe
  • Making Healthy Choices and Modifying Recipes (amount of fat, sugar, and sodium in food)
  • Feeding Young Children

How to request a program:

  •   Email a request to Debbie SeGuin at dmv5@cornell.edu or
  • Call CCE at (315) 684-3001 and ask to make a referral to the Eat Smart NY program.

Last updated May 26, 2020