Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Increase Physical Activity

Increase Physical Activity

Decrease Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Decrease Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Eat Smart NY HV

The Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program of the Hudson Valley Region provides community-based nutrition education and obesity prevention activities targeted to SNAP and SNAP eligible populations. ESNY utilizes a variety of hands-on education strategies with an assortment of group settings in the community and partnering agencies. The ESNY program collaborates with many to create systematic change through policy, practice and environmental approaches.

The goal of these collaborative efforts is to facilitate and empower voluntary adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to the positive health and well-being of low-income (or limited resource) individuals, families, youth, schools and communities.

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 classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Classes meet at places in the community like food pantries, senior centers, after school sites or community center locations. Call us to find a class near you!



MIDDLETOWN – Orange Regional Medical Center, in partnership with Eat Smart New York, a Cornell Cooperative Extension program, collected healthy food donations from Jan. 3-20.

The Nourish Your Neighbor healthy food drive stuffed a van on Jan. 20 with boxes of donated healthy food items. All of the food was donated to the RECAP Emergency Food Pantry and will assist in feeding local families in need.

After the holiday season, the shelves of local food pantries quickly become bare. These donations will help those in need by providing nutritionally dense foods that foster better health.


January 2017 Eat Smart New York Impact Statement


Stefanie Hubert, MS
Eat Smart New York Regional Project Manager

Last updated October 16, 2018