2024 Volume 5-Issue 9

Serving St. Lawrence, Franklin, Jefferson, Lewis, Clinton, & Essex Counties

SNAP-Ed is a FREE, confidential nutrition education program that helps families manage food resources during tough economic times. The Extension Nutrition Team of knowledgeable nutrition educators provide practical, hands-on activities, and skills for healthy meal prep, as well as explore the importance of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle for the community members in the North Country.

Visit our website for more recipes and tips for eating healthy for yourself and your family.

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Let's Celebrate! March is National Nutrition Month!

This year's theme for National Nutrition Month is, "Beyond the Table"! It touches upon the farm-to-fork / farm to community parts of nutrition, navigating grocery stores and farmers markets, home food safety and storage, eating not only at the table but wherever we may eat, and sustainability - decreasing food waste from school and work to home and beyond!

Week 1: Stay nourished on any budget.

  • Join "How to" food preparation workshops to gain tips on cooking, preparation, and planning skills! Or visit SNAP-Ed New York to find open workshops in your region.

  • Use grocery lists and shop sales when purchasing food. Try using the Grocery Game Plan from MyPlate.

Week 2: See a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) to find out your dietary needs or Connect with SNAP-Ed!

  • Ask your doctor for a referral to an RDN or our FVRx program.
  • Find a RDN who specializes in your unique needs. Click Click here!
  • Receive personalized nutrition information to meet your health goals.
  • Contact SNAP-Ed to find workshops full of tips and tricks on how to save time, save money, while eating healthy! We offer many programs that can benefit any age!

The benefits of healthy eating

add up over time, bite by bite!

For more information visit: National Nutrition Month® (eatright.org)

Recipe of the Week

Broccoli Cheddar Soup

This warm, creamy, cheese and veggie filled soup is perfect for lunch or dinner any time of the year.

For the recipe click here!

Have you checked out our Recipe Bank yet?

For more delicious recipes, tips & tricks and more please visit our SNAP-Ed NY website.

Tips and Tricks

Save time, save money, while still eating healthy!

Smart Tips for

Successful Meals!

Preparing food at home can be a great way to save money, express creativity and stay on track with healthful eating. With a few tips and tools, cooking at home becomes a little bit easier for everyone!

Click here for a printable Smart Tips for Successful Meals tip sheet!


Upcoming Events: Save the Date


Hey Kids!

Can you find all the fruit and vegetable words that you would find at a Farmer's Market??

(Click on the picture below to print or get the answer key)

Upcoming Classes

Adults/ Families

Check out our Calendar

Click to see more upcoming classes!

Sign up for Benefits now!
The Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet.

To find out more about SNAP Benefits and other assistance program you may be eligible for visit: mybenefits.ny.gov
If you need help applying for SNAP, call or email a Nutrition Outreach and Education Program (NOEP) Coordinator. NOEP Coordinators tell you if you may be eligible for SNAP, answer any questions you may have, and help you complete and submit your application. It is free and confidential.

St. Lawrence- Maximizing Independent Living Center- 315-764-9442 x405
Jefferson- Outreach Coordinator of Food Bank of NNY. -315-437-1899 x279
Clinton -Legal Aid Society of Northeastern New York, Inc.- 518-563-4022 x112
Franklin- Maximizing Independent Living Center -518-483-2151

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This material was funded by USDA's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program - SNAP.

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