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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Cornell Cooperative Extension Onondaga County (CCEOC) participated in the Healthy Hearts, Healthy Families- Syracuse City School District event on February 2, 2018 at Institute of Technology at Syracuse Central. CCEOC facilitated the Mystery Box interactive activity with the families in attendance so they could relate to a variety of fruits and vegetables choices. CCEOC also provided a food demonstration featuring bean and broccoli quesadillas. During the family dinner a panel discussion took place that focused adopting heart-healthy lifestyles with nutrition and physical activity. SUNY Upstate Pediatrician, Dr. Joe Nimeh, and volunteers from the American Heart Association gave presentations on the importance of adopting healthy behaviors with food and physical activity. The SCSD Nutrition &Food Service Department provided dinner for families also using recipes from Let’s Get Cooking cookbook.