Nutrition is part of everyday life. Almost every gathering of people has food involved. We participate in many community events from health fairs to community celebrations. We are part of your community!
It’s fun to taste a roasted beet and find its sweet flavor surprising or taste a delicious dish…made with black beans, which you were sure you disliked! That’s what food demonstrations are all about. Each demonstration is paired with a nutrition lesson by a nutrition educator.
Grocery Store Tours
Have you ever wondered what unit prices are or wished you knew how to read a nutrition label? Join a nutrition educator for an interactive Cooking Matters at the Store tour to learn how to shop smarter, use nutrition information to make healthier choices, learn unit pricing and be able to prepare affordable meals.
Our nutrition educators teach free, interesting (and fun!) nutrition classes with adults and youth on topics such as healthy eating, basic cooking skills and grocery store savings. If you are an individual or an organization looking to take a class or organize a series of classes check out our offerings. In some of our workshops, nutrition educators teach basic food preparation and cooking skills, with a focus on adding more fruits and vegetables to your diet. Along with cooking, participants learn meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, how to select healthy recipes and food safety.
Over the winter ESNY educators made applesauce pancakes with the youth at DC4. This immediately became the kids' favorite recipe! The youth did a great job pointing out the ingredients in the recipe that made the pancakes healthy and were excellent helpers while making the batter. The kids were very excited to find out that these "GO" cakes were not only good for them, but tasted great as well. All the kids asked for the recipe to take home and make with their families. At the end of the lesson Miss Harley, who works with the school-aged children, said “What I like about this program is that it’s fun and engaging. The level of engagement, especially when we’re cooking, is really good for this group because it cuts down on distractions and allows them to learn more.”