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

At "The Place" after-school programming, a young girl named Lara sampled Cowboy Caviar. She was saying "Ah come on were having Salsa, I hate Salsa." After dishing out the samples for everyone else Lara then asked if she could try a little bit. After I dished her out a sample, she goes "Oh my god I absolutely love this and I don't like salsa". She then asked for a recipe to take home so she could make it again with her family. Another little boy named Alex tried the Cowboy Caviar, seeming not too optimistic about liking it, but after he tried it he said "Wow this is go and, I don't even like beans!"

Whitney Kmetz

Chenango County

Meet our Collaborators