Southern Tier Eat Smart NY Team!
2017

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 16 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.

Impact Statement: 4th Quarter 2016

Lead County: Onondaga County

100 S. Salina St.

Suite 170

Syracuse, NY 13207


Program Leader:

Kathy Dischner

After the kids at the Seals Community Center at Kirk Park completed a six week CATCH Series, 11 year old Imani said “All kids should be learning how to do what we do in these classes- read labels and recipes, make our own healthy food and work together as a team. Schools should require all kids to take these classes (CATCH Kids) I know a lot of adults who don’t as much about cooking as I do now!".

Katie Oja

Onondaga County

Meet our Collaborators