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