Snap-Ed Eat Smart NY classes can help you put more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

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Learn to make healthy meals your family will love!

A woman and her daughter read and share a snack together.
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A woman and her daughter read and share a healthy snack together.

Two women at a supermarket discuss a milk label
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Learn to read and understand food nutrition labels!

SNAP Education

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education, SNAP Ed, helps people with limited incomes learn how to eat better for less money.  It is a FREE, confidential nutrition education program to help you and your family manage your food resources during tough economic times.

The SNAP Ed team works with residents of Hamilton, Herkimer, Oneida and Oswego counties.



Free Classes

Join us for a FREE one-time workshop, or a few classes, that will help you learn to fill your grocery cart and dinner table with healthy and inexpensive foods. Our nutrition educators can help you learn about cooking, meal planning, healthy food shopping on a budget, nutrition, food safety, weight control and physical activity, and much more. You’ll learn:

  • to prepare easy, good-tasting, low-cost meals in minutes that kids will love;
  • to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthier food with your money and SNAP benefits;
  • to plan meals, prepare and store food safely, and use less salt, sugar, and fat when you cook;
  • to read and understand food labels;
  • to make healthy lifestyle changes part of every day.

Harvest of The Month Food Demonstrations

Each month we feature a fruit or vegetable that is in season locally. The Harvest of the month for March is carrots. For tips on how to serve, cook and prepare carrots, as well as food demonstrations and tastings in your neighborhood; see our Harvest of The Month Newsletter.

Can't make it to our in-person workshops? 

You’re in luck! We offer short on-line videos that will help you make simple changes to eat healthy & get moving. 

Last updated March 26, 2020