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SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education for Older Adults

Learn more about our monthly cooking demonstration and Ask The Experts nutrition livestream on Facebook
Nutrition education for older adults

SNAP-Ed NY is a statewide program that teaches people how to shop for and cook healthy meals on a limited budget. It is part of the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), which provides benefits to help income-eligible individuals pay for food.

NYSOFA provides SNAP-Ed programs to older adults at the statewide and regional levels in partnership with the New York State Office for Temporary and Disability Assistance. These programs are overseen by a team of Registered Dietitians and experts who specialize in nutrition for older adults.


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"What's Cooking With NYSOFA"
Learn more about our monthly SNAP-Ed cooking demonstration

NYSOFA's SNAP-Ed team hosts a monthly cooking demonstration on social media featuring delicious, nutritious, budget-friendly meals. The program also includes information about dietary guidelines, meal planning, portion sizes, and much more for older adults.

When: The last Friday of each month at 12:30 p.m. on Facebook

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Watch: "What's Cooking With NYSOFA"

In the August edition of What's Cooking with NYSOFA, join Registered Dietitian Wendy Beckman for a food demo, and prepare your taste buds for delicious salmon cakes.

"Ask The Experts: Nutrition Edition"
Learn more about our monthly livestream conversation with nutrition experts

"Ask the Experts: Nutrition Edition" is a monthly, interactive conversation with nutrition experts that streams live on Facebook. The program, led by NYSOFA's SNAP-Ed team, features guests discussing a range of topics at the intersection of health and nutrition, answering your questions live through the Facebook chat. 

When: Second Friday of Each Month at 1 p.m. on Facebook

Catch Upcoming Episodes on Our Facebook Page

Browse Our "Ask The Experts" Playlist on YouTube for Archives 

Watch "Asks The Experts: Nutrition Edition"


Eating a nutritious breakfast is important to get your metabolism going, among other health benefits. But sometimes it may seem difficult to stay inspired in your meal planning. Thankfully there's a world of possibilities to inject new flavors and provide you with healthy morning meal choices.

For this edition of Ask The Experts: Nutrition Edition, host Lisbeth Irish talks with Tamar Elkin, a Nutrition Educator from the SNAP-Ed NYC region. They'll discuss ways to add variety to your breakfasts by adopting breakfast traditions from around the world. 

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SNAP-Ed New York Visit the SNAP-Ed New York website for recipes

Additional Help
Find nutrition assistance for eligible older adults and families
SNAP benefits

Learn more about SNAP benefits to help pay for food. SNAP monthly benefits can be used to purchase food at authorized retail food stores. 

More nutrition education and assistance

Learn about other nutrition education and counseling or assistance programs through Offices for the Aging, including home-delivered or congregate meals for older adults, the Senior Farmers' Market Nutrition Program, and more!



This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP). This institution is an equal opportunity provider.