Frequently Asked Questions

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In what way does ESNY assist with school gardens?

ESNY can provide information to start a garden, as well as nutrition education to promote garden based learning. Fill out the contact us form today for assistance and check out http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/dig-lessons for more information!

What agencies does ESNY work with?

ESNY provides nutrition education and materials to agencies who serve individuals who are currently receiving SNAP Benefits, or are SNAP eligible. The Southern Tier Region ESNY provides services in the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Madison
  • Onondaga
  • Otsego
  • Tioga
Is ESNY programming evidence based?

Yes! Lesson materials are from the USDA and are New York State approved. They meet NY State learning standards and can easily be alligned with your curriculum.

What schools qualify to receive services from ESNY?

Services are available to schools in which 50% or more students are receiving free and reduced price lunches. Southern Tier Region ESNY works with schools in the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Madison
  • Onondaga
  • Otsego
  • Tioga
Tell us more about ESNY school related curriculum

Lessons are designed for all age groups and grade levels. We can customize our lessons to fit your classroom needs. Our lessons include:

  • Dig In: Gardening Fruits and Vegetables
  • Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables
  • Re-Think Your Drink
  • Team Nutrition: The power of Choice
  • Team Nutrition: Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Choose MyPlate
  • Cooking matters
  • Grow It. Try it. Like it
  • CATCH
  • Serving up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

To learn more visit the school resource page.

Tell us more about Smarter Lunchrooms

With help from ESNY Schools can design their lunchrooms to nudge students toward nutritious foods with low to no cost changes that are as simple as encouraging students to come up with creative names such as X-ray Carrots or Farm Fresh Veggie Mix.

In addition, ESNY can provide provide professional development for Food Service Staff. Through 10 minute mini workshops once a month, food service staff can earn continuing education credits by learning how to re-design the lunchroom to support healthy eating while maintaining or improving school lunch revenue and operations.

For more information visit the school resource page.

In what way does ESNY assist with school gardens?

ESNY can provide information to start a garden, as well as nutrition education to promote garden based learning. Fill out the contact us form today for assistance and check out http://www.fns.usda.gov/tn/dig-lessons for more information!

What agencies does ESNY work with?

ESNY provides nutrition education and materials to agencies who serve individuals who are currently receiving SNAP Benefits, or are SNAP eligible. The Southern Tier Region ESNY provides services in the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Madison
  • Onondaga
  • Otsego
  • Tioga
Is ESNY programming evidence based?

Yes! Lesson materials are from the USDA and are New York State approved. They meet NY State learning standards and can easily be alligned with your curriculum.

What schools qualify to receive services from ESNY?

Services are available to schools in which 50% or more students are receiving free and reduced price lunches. Southern Tier Region ESNY works with schools in the following counties:

  • Broome
  • Chenango
  • Cortland
  • Delaware
  • Madison
  • Onondaga
  • Otsego
  • Tioga
Tell us more about ESNY school related curriculum

Lessons are designed for all age groups and grade levels. We can customize our lessons to fit your classroom needs. Our lessons include:

  • Dig In: Gardening Fruits and Vegetables
  • Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables
  • Re-Think Your Drink
  • Team Nutrition: The power of Choice
  • Team Nutrition: Physical Activity and Nutrition
  • Choose MyPlate
  • Cooking matters
  • Grow It. Try it. Like it
  • CATCH
  • Serving up MyPlate: A Yummy Curriculum

To learn more visit the school resource page.

Tell us more about Smarter Lunchrooms

With help from ESNY Schools can design their lunchrooms to nudge students toward nutritious foods with low to no cost changes that are as simple as encouraging students to come up with creative names such as X-ray Carrots or Farm Fresh Veggie Mix.

In addition, ESNY can provide provide professional development for Food Service Staff. Through 10 minute mini workshops once a month, food service staff can earn continuing education credits by learning how to re-design the lunchroom to support healthy eating while maintaining or improving school lunch revenue and operations.

For more information visit the school resource page.