Save Time, Save Money, Eat Healthy
SNAP-Ed New York launches new website for tips, tricks and ideas!

(Bath, NY) – Small changes can make a big difference – and SNAP-Ed New York is here to help you do just that! Formerly the Eat Smart New York program, SNAP-Ed New York provides nutrition education and obesity prevention services to the SNAP-eligible population to make the healthy choice the easy choice. With the introduction of SNAPEdNY.org, this one-stop destination provides those in need with the tools to shop for and cook healthy meals while on a limited budget. The new website is designed with the current times in mind, providing low-cost recipes, simple cooking videos, interactive lessons and tons of ways to save time, save money and eat healthy.

COVID-19 is creating financial hardships and challenging times for so many members of our community. It’s important to know that SNAP-Ed New York teams across the state are here to help you. The newly launched website features monthly recipes that are simple, low cost and easy to make. Recipes can be printed or downloaded with a full shopping list to make life a little bit easier.

“During these unprecedented times we are very aware of the struggles that are existing within our communities. Job insecurity, food insecurity, family and financial struggles are happening with so many of our neighbors. SNAP-Ed in the Southern Finger Lakes region, and around the state, is working hard to connect with those who need our services and support. The new website www.snapedny.org is a small change that may make a big difference during this time.” – Justine Cobb, SNAP-Ed NY Project Director. 

While visiting the website you can watch a cooking video on how to make your own salad dressing, get your kids involved in cooking, take part in a virtual lesson and/or find tips on how to eat healthy on a budget. There is something for everyone, including a map that will help you locate an educator and program in your area.

“Eating healthy and exercising regularly are simple methods for decreasing the likelihood of chronic health conditions like Type 2 Diabetes, high blood pressure, heart disease, and obesity. The SNAP-Ed program is committed to ensuring New Yorkers have access to quality resources that promote healthy eating and good nutrition. This website will help educate New Yorkers on the basic steps they can take toward healthier lifestyles, helping to improve the wellness of individuals and families.” – Lisa Irving, NYS Coordinator of SNAP Nutrition Education and Outreach, OTDA.

SNAP-Ed New York empowers you to make nutritious food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles. SNAP-Ed New York in the Southern Finger Lakes region operates under Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Chemung County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Schuyler County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tioga County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Tompkins County, and Cornell Cooperative Extension of Yates County. The SNAP-Ed New York – Southern Finger Lakes region supports residents of Chemung, Schuyler, Steuben, Tioga, Tompkins, and Yates Counties.

“Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County has housed the SNAP-Ed program for a long time.  Throughout the years, educators have worked with tens of thousands of people to help them make better food and health choices through evidence based strategies.  CCE Steuben is grateful for the opportunity to be the lead agency for Southern Finger Lakes SNAP-Ed team. – Tess McKinley, Executive Director of Cornell Cooperative Extension of Steuben County.

The diverse team within the Southern Finger Lakes region can be found working with schools, families, community action agencies and local government to provide you with tools and tips to keep you, your family, and your neighbors healthy now and in the future. Visit the new website and tell us what you think!

About Cornell Cooperative Extension & SNAP-Ed New York:

Cornell Cooperative Extension and its partnerships provide programs for Steuben County residents on youth and family development; nutrition, health, and food safety; community and economic vitality; and agricultural sustainability through Cornell based research.  Committed to Steuben County, we design programs to meet local needs to enable people to improve their lives and communities. For more information call Cornell Cooperative Extension Steuben County at (607) 664-2300 or visit our website at PutKnowledgeToWork.org. SNAP-Ed New York is a federally funded evidence-based program that helps people lead healthier lives. SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education is FREE to all individuals who qualify for and/or receive benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). SNAP-Ed teaches people using or eligible for SNAP about good nutrition, how to make their food dollars stretch further and the importance of being physically active. SNAP-Ed New York provides nutrition education lessons, materials and sponsors education events and classes in communities across New York State. Visit www.snapedny.org to find a program in your community.

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