SNAP-ED: Eat Smart New York is dedicated to helping limited-income individuals and families. to learn more about:
ESNY is a program, in collaboration with the Department of Social Services, to provide nutrition education to food stamp participants and applicants. This program will enable participants to make healthier food choices within limited budgets.
The ESNY audience is, food stamp and eligible food stamp individuals or groups from collaborating agencies or programs such as: domestic violence centers, GED or English as a Second Language (ESL) programs, senior citizen centers, and other community based programs.
ESNY classes meet in a convenient place for the participants. These include the individual's home, community-based agencies, schools, independent living facilities and senior centers.
ESNY classes usually take place for 1-2 hours, once a week for 6-8 weeks. These sessions can also be adapted to meet the needs of the agency and the individuals.
What takes place during an ESNY class?
Learning through ESNY is hands-on. Program participants can prepare, cook and taste a variety of different foods. They will have an opportunity to share food budgeting tips that work for them and their families. Educators will utilize videos, handouts and other materials to reinforce the active learning process. Every Eat Smart New York program participant receives a free computer food intake analysis which provides data for the nutrition educator to customize the content of each class session. Everyone who participates in at least 6 classes receives a certificate.
ESNY classes are also available in Spanish.
Call (631) 727-7850 ext. 352 to find out more about ESNY!
Calendar of Events
These classes are held at agencies by request and may be closed to public . Please contact zb12 @cornell.edu for more information or if your agency or community site would like our free program.
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