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Southern Tier Eat Smart NY

Cornell Cooperative Extension of Madison County is a part a regional program called Southern Tier Eat Smart New York, which is free to all individuals who qualify for benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Southern Tier Eat Smart New York offers SNAP-eligible families ways to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles. Find recipes, tips and free food demos, workshops, grocery store tours and more HERE!

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.

For more information visit Eat Smart New York. Our East Smart New York educators currently work out of the Chenango and Onondaga County Cornell Cooperative Extension Offices. For Chenango County Cooperative Extension you can call 607-334-5841, and for Onondaga County Cooperative Extension please call 315-424-9485. Both offices will be able to provide you with additional information on the SNAP-Ed program.

We hope this information is helpful to you and that you will reach out should you require additional assistance.

Eat Smart New York is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

Last updated November 24, 2019