2023 Volume 5-Issue 2

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.

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All About Apples!

Focus on Whole Fruits!

There are over 2,500 different varieties of apples grown in the United States. Popular apples include Honeycrisp, Granny Smith, and Red Delicious. Some types are better for baking, some are great for making cider, and the others are perfect for an afternoon snack! Apples are very tasty, but they are also portable, pre-wrapped, long-lasting, relatively inexpensive (especially in season) and widely available.

The phrase "An apple a day keeps the doctor away" does have some truth to it. Apples are only about 60 calories each and are full of nutrients!

 Benefits to Eating Apples?

  • Apples help stabilize blood sugar due to the high fiber content.

  • The antioxidants and fiber found in apples lowers cholesterol, studies have shown eating a few apples a day can drop total cholesterol by 5%-8%.

  • Apples contain anti-inflammatory substances such as fiber and quercetin decreasing inflammation especially in your respiratory system.

  • They also promote good gut health and satisfy hunger longer. What's not to love about apples!

Apple Skins Have Nutrients !

Leaving the skin on your apple ensures that you are getting all the nutrients. Discarding the skin takes away some of the apple's fiber, vitamins, minerals and antioxidant properties. Apples with or without the skin provide essential nutrients but if you're looking to get the most, leave the skin.

Apples on the Counter?

You can store apples at room temperature in a fruit bowl on a counter. Keep in mind apples continue to ripen after harvesting due to emitting a gas called ethylene. They will last on your counter for about 1-2 weeks, but the texture can change during this time.

Storing Apples in the Fridge

Store your apples in the refrigerator in the crisper drawer to get the longest shelf life. They can usually last 1-2 months in the crisper! Cold temperatures slow down the production of ethylene, but they will still emit some which can cause other fruits and veggies to ripen around them, so keep them separate.

Are Apples Good for You? 7 Health Benefits – Cleveland Clinic

Recipe of the Week

BBQ Chicken Sandwiches with Brussel Sprouts and Apple Slaw

Jazz up this yummy, shredded chicken barbeque sandwich with a tangy, sweet slaw.

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!

Click here to open the Grocery Game Plan!

Create a Grocery Game Plan

One easy way to save time and eat healthy is to create a grocery plan for your week.

Here is an easy form to help you do just that! It is interactive and you can fill it out digitally on your desktop computer, or print it out to hang on your fridge!


Reaching Out to Older Adults!

Did you know that SNAP-Ed can meet you where you are to help give you tips and tricks to save time, save money, and eat healthy? If you are interested in what we can do for you, or your family member, visit our Cornell Cooperative Extension page click here! Our educators look forward to working with new groups interested in our programming.

Set up a class TODAY!

315-379-9192 x221

wlc24@cornell.edu - Wanda

CCE SLC Food and Nutrition


Hey Kids!

Can you find all the red food words ?

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

Upcoming Classes

Check out our Calendar

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

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