Southern Tier Eat Smart NY Team!

About Us

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.

Suite 170

Syracuse, NY 13207

Program Leader:

Kathleen Bump

CCEOC participated in a Teacher Wellness Day at Bellevue Elementary School. Nutrition educators presented a 30 min “Rethink Your Drink” workshop and provided attendees with a sample of low sugar trail mix. “One young mom was so shocked by the amount of sugar in a 20 oz. soda that she took a picture of the soda bottle and cup of sugar, and posted it on social media with the caption: “Never again!! Look at all that SUGAR!”

Kathleen Bump

Onondaga County

Meet our Collaborators