Improving The Health of Nassau Residents…….
The focus of these programs is to enhance the health of residents by reducing the risks of obesity and chronic diseases, such as heart disease, diabetes and cancer, through the promotion of healthy lifestyles, especially nutrition and physical activity.
EAT SMART NEW YORK
“Free” nutrition programs for families and individuals receiving food stamps and other low income parents of children under 20 years of age.
For our ESNY participant flyer in English: click here
For our ESNY participant flyer in Spanish: click here
Nutrition programs for a variety of audiences:
* Classroom presentations for youth: click here
* Community group presentations for youth: click here
* New For Libraries – parent child 4-H nutrition workshops for ages 5 to 12 years: click here
* Community group presentations for parents and child care providers: click here
* Community group presentations for other adults: click here
Contact: Jennifer Colletti, firstname.lastname@example.org , 516-433-7970 ext 22 for more information.
LIVING BETTER – A newsletter from CCE-Nassau featuring nutrition, health, parenting and consumer news. Receive 4 copies/year for a $5 enrollment.
Sample copy of Living Better: click here
To enroll, send in this enrollment form click here and your check.
For more information, call 516-433-7970, ext. 17.
FARMER’S MARKET NEWS
Nassau County Farmer’s Market Locations & Schedule for 2011:
Elmont Farmers’ Market –
Thursdays, 9am-2pm; June 30-November 17
Garden City Farmers’ Market - 101 County Seat Dr., off Old Country Road, behind Supreme Court
Tuesdays, 7am-1pm; June 7-November 22
Glen Cove Farmers’ Market – Village Square
Fridays, 9am-2pm; June 17-November 18
Hewlett Farmers’ Market – Grant Park
Fridays, 8am-1pm; June 3-November 18
Hicksville Farmers’ Market – Kennedy Memorial Park, between Jerusalem & Broadway, near LIRR Station
Sundays, 9am-2pm; May 22-November 20
Long Beach – Kennedy Plaza Farmers’ Market – 1 West Chester Street
Wednesdays, 10am-6pm; Saturdays 9am-2pm; May 4-November 23
Locust Valley Farmers’ Market - 115 Forest Avenue, across from Post Office
Saturdays, 8am-1pm; June 4-November 12
Massapequa Farmers’ Market – Wesfield Sunrise Mall, Sunrise Highway
Saturdays, 9am-3pm; June 4-October 29
New Cassel Farmers’ Market – First Baptist Cathedral of Westbury, 212 Garden St., parking lot
Saturdays, 1am-4pm; July 16-November 12
Port Washington Organic Farmers’ Market - Town dock Main Street
Saturdays, 8am-12noon; June 11-October 29
Rockville Centre Farmers’ Market - Sunrise Highway & intersection of Long Beach Road
Sundays, 7am-12noon; June 5-November 20
Roosevelt Community Farmers’ Market – Roosevelt/Freeport Family Health Center, 380 Nassau Road, parking lot
Sundays, 11am-4pm or until sold out; July 10-November 13
Roslyn-North Hills Farmers’ Market - Christopher Morley Park, Searingtown Road
Wednesdays, 7am-1pm; June 8-November 23
FOOD AND NUTRITION LINKS
For more information on food, nutrition and health:
American Dietetic Association – http://www.eatright.org
Cornell University Nutrition Works – http://www.nutritionworks.cornell.edu
Fight BAC (food safety) – http://www.fightbac.org
Foodkeeper (food storage) – http://fmi.org/consumer/foodkeeper/
MyPlate – http://www.myplate.gov
Nassau County Department of Health – http://www.nassaucountyny.gov/agencies/health/
National Center for Home Food Preservation – http://www.uga.edu/nchfp/index.html
New York State Department of Health – http://www.health.state.ny.us/prevention/nutrition/index.htm
New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance – http://otda.ny.gov/main/programs/nutrition/
U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services – Healthfinder – http://www.healthfinder.gov