ESNY classes can help you put more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

A small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

Learn to make healthy meals your family will love in ESNY classes.

Learn to make healthy meals your family will love in ESNY classes.

A woman and her daughter read and share a healthy snack together.
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A woman and her daughter read and share a healthy snack together.

Learn to read and understand food nutrition labels in an ESNY class.
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Learn to read and understand food nutrition labels in an ESNY class.

Eat Smart New York

Eat Smart New York (ESNY) helps people with limited incomes learn how to eat better for less money. It is a free, confidential nutrition education program to help you and your family manage your food resources during tough economic times.

Join us for a FREE one-time workshop-- or a few classes -- that will help you learn to fill your grocery cart and dinner table with healthy and inexpensive foods. Our nutrition educators will help you learn about cooking, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, nutrition, food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more.

You’ll learn:

  • to prepare easy, good-tasting, low-cost meals in minutes.
  • to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthier food with your money and SNAP benefits.
  • to make healthy meals and snacks that children will love
  • to plan meals, prepare and store food safely, and use less salt, sugar, and fat when you cook.
  • to read and understand food labels.
  • to make healthy lifestyle changes part of every day.

Our classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Classes meet at Cooperative Extension and other places in the community like food pantries, senior centers, or schools. Visit our CALENDAR to see where we'll be every day, or call us to find a class near you!

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP. SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out how to check your eligibility for a range of benefits and apply for SNAP, go to myBenefits.ny.gov or call 1-800-342-3009 for more information.

Contact

Amanda Root
Nutrition, Health & Parenting Issue Leader
Arr27@cornell.edu
(315) 788-8450 ext. 273

Last updated September 26, 2017