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.
Choosemyplate.gov is a fantastic resource. As educators, it is a incredibly useful tool to promote to students in ESNY classes. One gentleman went to the site and went into Supertracker to see how many calories he should be consuming on average. He had told us he was consuming on average 5,000 calories a day. He cut his calories in half after going to this site! He started consuming 2,500 calories and went from being 330 pounds to 313 pounds in three weeks! He started looking at healthier food choices to help manage his diabetes, his doctor took him off of insulin, and he says he feels better each day!