EAT SMART NY! PROGRAM
The Eat Smart NY program aims to improve health and reduce chronic disease for low-income adults and youth. Eat Smart NY can help you shop smarter and feel better!
The Eat Smart NY Program is FREE to all SNAP and SNAP eligible individuals.
PROGRAM TEACHES WAYS TO:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Eat more whole grain foods
- Drink fewer sweetened beverages
- Drink more low-fat milk
- Exercise every day
- Maintain calorie balance
- Make healthy food choices each day
WHO IS ELIGIBLE?
If you currently receive SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) benefits or are considered SNAP eligible, you can participate in this free program!
YOU WILL LEARN TO:
- Prepare easy, low-cost nutritious meals in minutes.
- Spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthy food with your money and SNAP benefits.
- Make healthy meals and snacks that children will love.
- Plan meals, store and prepare food safely, and prepare foods using less salt, sugar, and fat.
- Better understand food labels.
- Add easy ways to be more active ach day.
- Make small healthy lifestyle changes to Feel Better and Do Better!
CLASSES ARE HELD AT CONVENIENT TIMES AND LOCATIONS!
Join us for a single session or for a series of 4-6 classes.
Have an interested group of Adults, Youth, Families or Seniors? Let us know.
WHAT PARTICIPANTS SAY:
“I used to snack on lots of junk food and my blood pressure was very high – I almost had a stroke! Now, I’m trying to eat healthier snacks and smaller portions. I learned how to read food labels in this class, so now I can check the sodium in what I’m eating.” – Jose, adult participant, SNAP-Ed
”We are eating a lot more vegetables, my kids look forward to cooking dinner with me and eating the food – even the vegetables they helped prepare! I trust them in the kitchen preparing food with me.” – Loving Your Family Group, Mom, SNAP-Ed
We are making better choices after school and everyone now likes to help in the kitchen.” – Mother of three, SNAP-Ed
”We look for healthier choices when at the grocery store and plan to try one new food per week.” – Parents from Cooking Together for Family Meals, SNAP-Ed