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Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York

About this program

Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York is funded by the SNAP-Ed program, whose mission is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for SNAP will make healthy choices within a limited budget and choose active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate. Our primary goals are for persons eligible for SNAP to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sugar-sweetened beverages, exercise more and balance calories as part of a healthy lifestyle.

Foodlink provides the Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York Nutrition Education program within the City of Rochester. 

The regional program, in partnership with Cornell Cooperative Extension, is available throughout an 11-county Finger Lakes region that includes: Cayuga, Chemung, Livingston, Monroe, Ontario, Schuyler, Seneca, Steuben, Tompkins, Wayne and Yates counties with a focus on communities with high rates of participation in SNAP.

For more information, please contact Alyssa VanValkenburg at (585) 413-4051 or email avanvalkenburg@foodlinkny.org or visit http://fingerlakeseatsmartnewyork.org/

Rethink your drink!

This campaign spearheaded by Eat Smart NY encourages kids to consume healthy beverages. Water, milk (1% or skim) and 100% juice are easy, healthy alternatives to soda, fruit drinks, and sports drinks.

Visit their website to learn more and try out some of their delicious drink recipes