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SNAP-Ed New York- Southern Finger Lakes Region

The overarching goal of  SNAP-Ed New York-Southern Finger Lakes Region program is to prevent and/or postpone the onset of diet related chronic disease among the SNAP/SNAP eligible population by providing nutrition education and obesity prevention services. Our team provides workshops, food demonstrations, cooking classes, grocery store tours, and community events for individuals who qualify for SNAP. We also work with families and other community partners to improve access to affordable, health foods, and fun physical activities.

Our target objectives designed to improve health, food insecurity, and hunger among the SNAP population include:

  • increase consumption of nutrient dense fruits and vegetables, whole grains, lean meats and low-fat dairy products
  • decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
  • reduce consumption of low nutrient, high energy dense foods containing large amounts of added sugars, salt and saturated fats
  • increase physical activity and reduce sedentary behavior
  • improve food resource management skills
  • improve food preparation skills
  • increase access to affordable and nutritious foods

SNAP-Ed New York – New Name, Same Mission!

Previously known as Eat Smart New York, the introduction of our program’s new name, logo, and resources brings an opportunity for consistency and impact across New York State.

Along with our new program name, we are excited to announce the launch of our statewide website, – a one-stop destination for providing those in need with the tools to shop for and cook healthy meals while on a limited budget. We are excited to continue to work  with many to make the healthy choice the easy choice – Visit our new site and explore how we can help you and your family today!


For more information about SNAP-Ed New York please visit the following sites:

The new website is designed with the current times in mind, providing low-cost recipes, simple cooking videos, interactive lessons and tons of ways to save time, save money and eat healthy. 

To view local upcoming SNAP-Ed workshops and success stories, please visit the following site:

Our region’s local landing page on the SNAP-Ed New York website features resources, events and classes, success stories, and more that are unique to the local communities served by our Southern Finger Lakes team.  


Caitlin Mizerak
Community Nutrition Educator

Last updated May 15, 2020