A small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

For Agencies

Call today and arrange to partner with our staff to bring FREE Eat Smart New York (ESNY) Nutrition Education to your income-eligible clients who qualify for and/or receive benefits through SNAP (the new name for Food Stamps), WIC, Head Start, Medicaid, TANF, SSI and AFDC. Choose a one-time lesson or a series of lessons led by a trained nutrition educator at your location or ours, or at another community site.

Why request a group Eat Smart NY program?

ESNY nutrition education has been shown to make a difference in. By partnering to provide ESNY lessons, you'll help enable your participants to make informed choices and decisions about food and nutrition for their families.

One-time Programs for Adults

Includes (1) 45-60 minute session for a group organized by your agency on one of the following topics:

  • Eating Well for Less (Saving Food Dollars)
  • Feeding Young Children
  • Keeping Food Safe
  • Making Healthy Choices and Modifying Recipes (amount of fat, sugar, and sodium in food)
  • Reading a Nutrition Label to make healthier choices
  • Using MyPlate to help plan healthy meals

Six-Lesson Group Series

Includes (6) lessons with a nutrition program educator at your location, at CCE, or in another community setting.

Participants learn about nutrition, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, cooking and food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more. The program is based on increasing positive health behaviors. Key messages of the program include:

  • Eat fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and nonfat or low-fat milk or milk products every day.
  • Be physically active every day as part of a healthy lifestyle.
  • Balance calories eaten from foods and beverages with calories used when being physically active.

How to request a program:

Just call the contact listed below and ask to make a referral to the nutrition education program.

Contact

Kim Mullen
Nutrition Resource Educator
kap12@cornell.edu
(518) 272-4210 ext 113

Last updated December 4, 2014