Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County’s community nutrition education program for low-income families is one of the oldest in New York State. This unique educational service is designed to prevent obesity and reduce long-term chronic disease risks. The program is designed to encourage healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles with the goal of promoting health through science-based Nutrition Education.
By utilizing nutrition education materials and specialized food demonstrations in our Nutrition Education Workshops, SNAP-Ed works to ensure that low-income families:
- eat more nutritious foods by increasing the consumption of fruits & vegetables
- make the most of their food dollars
- reduce the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
- increase physical activity and balance calories consumed as part of a healthy lifestyle.
SNAP-Ed offers custom-tailored nutrition education for your community group and/or agency. Workshops offer recipe demonstrations highlighting seasonal fruits and vegetables and other items found in your pantry.