Long Island’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - Education/Eat Smart New York ( SNAP-Ed/ESNY), Cornell Cooperative Extensions of Suffolk and Nassau County, Family Residences and Essential Enterprises, Inc. (FREE),and RIDES Unlimited of Nassau and Suffolk County hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony featuring four of eight new wrapped buses featuring images and messages encouraging healthy lifestyle choices at the RIDES UNLIMITED in Islandia on Friday, September 16.
The buses will display core SNAP-Ed/ESNY program messages encouraging healthy food choices and physical activity as a part of a healthy daily routine. These core messages will also be included in the digital advertising and social media campaign. The goal of Eat Smart New York is to improve health and reduce obesity among low income families who receive Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits or are SNAP eligible.
The SNAP-Ed/ESNY program is funded through a $6.5 million five year grant from the NYS Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. The grant is part of a $14.7 million in federal funding provided to the state for nutritional education and assistance.
Last updated January 19, 2021