Eat Smart NY & Cornell Cooperative Extension are dedicated to strengthening families and communities in the Southern Tier. Our region includes Broome, Delaware, Chenango, Cortland, Madison, Onondaga, Otsego and Tioga counties. Our team is made up of educators with experience in nutrition, public health, health education and gardening. Individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) may participate in our free events.
We support families eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles. We do this through free workshops, food demonstrations, cooking classes, grocery store tours and community events. We also support families and other community partners to build and sustain edible gardens, farmers markets and school wellness committees.
Our team of nutrition educators works closely with collaborators to reach and engage SNAP participants with quality programming. We rely on such key collaborators as Department of Social Services, food pantries and soup kitchens, community health centers, schools, farmers’ markets and grocery stores to assist us.
Lead County: Onondaga County
100 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13207
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Choosemyplate.gov is a fantastic resource. As educators, it is a incredibly useful tool to promote to students in ESNY classes. One gentleman went to the site and went into Supertracker to see how many calories he should be consuming on average. He had told us he was consuming on average 5,000 calories a day. He cut his calories in half after going to this site! He started consuming 2,500 calories and went from being 330 pounds to 313 pounds in three weeks! He started looking at healthier food choices to help manage his diabetes, his doctor took him off of insulin, and he says he feels better each day!