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.
Lead County: Onondaga County
100 S. Salina St.
Syracuse, NY 13207
Get to Know Our Team
Cooking for less was a program designed to help participants better understand the concepts of healthy eating, teaching them to cook healthier and providing them with some physical activity. While everyone loved the food aspect of the class, the physical activity was a big hit also! “I love the exercise portion of this class. It costs $58 a month for a gym membership, with the activities I’ve been learning, I can exercise at home, for free.” - Chris