Eat Smart New York Program

Eat Smart New York

Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York aims to improve health and reduce choronic disease for low-income adults and youth.

Join a class and learn easy ways to:

  • Eat more fruits
  • Eat more vegetables
  • Drink fewer sweetened beverages
  • Drink more low-fat milk
  • Drink more water
  • Exercise every day
  • Maintain calorie balance

Who’s Eligible?

What You’ll Learn

  • How to prepare easy, low-cost nutritious meals in minutes.
  • How to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthy food with your money and SNAP benefits.
  • How to make healthy meals and snacks that children will love.
  • How to plan meals, store and prepare food safely, and prepare foods using less salt, sugar, and fat.
  • How to better understand food labels.
  • How to make healthy lifestyle changes part of every day.

All classes are held at convenient times and locations!  JOIN US:  Have an interested group of adults or youth? Call us to schedule a class or series of classes!  Contact Becky Crawford at 315-255-1183 ext. 246

About Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York

Cornell Cooperative Extension and Foodlink are dedicated to strengthening families and communities in the Finger Lakes. We are part of a statewide initiative called Eat Smart New York. The Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York region includes Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties. Our team is made up of 21 educators with experience in nutrition, public health, health education and gardening. Individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in our free events.

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.

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.



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