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Eat Smart New York is a FREE nutrition education and obesity prevention program for low-income youth, adults, families, and seniors living in New York state. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County is the regional program lead in Western New York, coordinating programming across Erie, Niagara, Chautauqua, Cattaraugus, Allegany, Genesee, Orleans, and Wyoming counties. The Eat Smart New York program aims to improve health outcomes and reduce chronic disease for low-income adults and youth. The program’s core objectives are to increase fruit and vegetable consumption, reduce consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages, and to be physically active and balance calories every day as part of a healthy lifestyle.
Eat Smart New York offers workshops and events throughout the community at locations serving low-income populations, including schools, community centers, farmers markets, grocery stores, and food pantries. All events are hands on, and often include a physical activity and an opportunity to prepare a healthy, tasty recipe.
Eat Smart New York: Western New York is collaborating with community agencies, organizations, and schools on sustainable policy, systematic, and environmental approaches. Together our goal is to make accessible and empower low-income and limited-resource Western New Yorkers to adopt healthful nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to positive health and well-being.Our current initiatives include: Buffalo Healthy Corner Store Initiative, Grow on the Go, Nourish Your Neighbor, and School Wellness.”
Last updated July 5, 2018