Nutrition Program Educator Myra McKinney (center) leads a hands-on cooking class at CCE-Tompkins (2007)

Hands-on food preparation in a nutrition education workshop.

Cooking & Nutrition Classes

Cooperative Extension offers several different free cooking and nutrition workshops for families, youth and seniors who have limited incomes and who live in Nassau County. 

In our cooking and nutrition workshops, you will learn about:

  • Feeding your family healthy meals
  • Cooking low cost meals
  • Smart food shopping
  • Food safety
  • How to read and understand a food label
  • Food resources or services in our community that can help your family to get enough healthy and nutritious food

EFNEP assists participants to acquire knowledge and skills to change attitudes and behavior necessary to improve diet, health and general well being. Every EFNEP participant receives a free computer food intake analysis, which provides data for the nutrition educator to customize the content of each class session. Classes are taught in English and Spanish to groups at various community sites or individual homes. The Nutrition Educators continually strive to help residents recognize the value of good food and nutrition and make food safety habit forming.

CCE nutrition educators provide the latest and most up-to-date nutritional information within the Food Guide Pyramid guidelines to participants, helping them balance their diet and dollars.


Amy Lesh
Nutrition Program Supervisor
516-433-7970 Ext. 22

Last updated July 26, 2019