2020 SNAP-Ed logo including a profile of an apple in red and green with text saying SNAP-Ed New York Save Time. Save Money. Eat Healthy.

SNAP-Ed New York

The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education Program (SNAP-Ed New York ) 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.

SNAP-Ed New York – New Name, Same Mission!

Previously known as Eat Smart New York, the introduction of our program’s new name, logo, and resources brings an opportunity for consistency and impact across New York State.

Along with our new program name, we are excited to announce the launch of our statewide website, www.SNAPEdNY.org – a one-stop destination for providing 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.

Our region’s local landing page on the SNAP-Ed New York website features resources, events and classes, success stories, and more that are unique to the local communities served by our Southern Finger Lakes team. We are excited to continue to work with many to make the healthy choice the easy choice – Visit our new site and explore how we can help you and your family today!

Join Us for FREE workshops and 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 will 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.
  • to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthier food with your money and SNAP benefits.
  • to make healthy meals and snacks that children will love
  • 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.

Our classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Classes meet at Cooperative Extension and other places in the community like food pantries, senior centers, or schools. Visit our EVENTS CALENDAR to see where we'll be every day, or call us to find a class near you!

Our Goals

To promote healthy eating habits SNAP-Ed helps families and individuals:

  • Increase the consumption of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products.
  • Decrease the consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.
  • Reduce the consumption of low-nutrient, high-energy dense foods containing large amounts of added sugars, salt and saturated fat.
  • Increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behaviors.

To reduce hunger and food insecurity SNAP-Ed aims to improve the health of families and individuals by :

  • Improving food resource management skills.
  • Improving food preparation skills.
  • Increasing access to affordable and nutritious food.

USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer. This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program -- SNAP. SNAP provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. 

Last updated August 28, 2023