NUTRITION

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.

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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 more information about ESNY click here or contact the program supervisor  Jennifer Colletti  by email jac99@cornell.edu or by calling our new ENSY number at 516-433-7970, ext 22.

For our ESNY participant flyer in English: click here

For our ESNY participant flyer in Spanish: click here


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COMMUNITY NUTRITION PROGRAMS                 

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, jac99@cornell.edu , 516-433-7970 ext 22 for more information.


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CCE-NASSAU RESOURCES

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.

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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

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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/

USDA’s National Agriculture Library/Nutrition – http://www.nutrition.gov

U.S. Dept. Health and Human Services – Healthfinder – http://www.healthfinder.gov