Fresh cut fruits and vegetables, on the United States Department of Agriculture
Agricultural Research Service website.
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ESNY classes can help you put more vegetables and fruits in your diet.

Small group nutrition class
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A small group nutrition class

Corn and green chili salad, photo from the California Nutrition Network Recipe Images, posted on the USDA images website

Learn to make healthy meals your family will love in ESNY classes.

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 in an ESNY class.

SNAP-ED Nutrition Education - Eat Smart New York

SNAP-ED Nutrition Education is called Eat Smart New York (ESNY) in New York State.  ESNY helps people with limited incomes learn how to eat better for less money.

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 meet with you in a group at a community location to 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 ESNY classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Our ESNY Program is funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (food stamps) provides nutrition assistance to people with low-income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. 

To find out more about Eat Smart New York visit: or call 1-800-343-8859 x2-3008. USDA is an equal opportunity employer.

Click here for the Eat Smart NY Long Island Region website.


Amy Lesh
Food Systems and Nutrition Team Leader
516-832-2591 Ext. 22

Last updated July 26, 2019