Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County is a part a statewide program called SNAP-Ed. We help families with limited incomes to eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and practice healthy lifestyles.
SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education is free to all individuals who qualify for benefits through the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
Please visit our the events page to find workshops near you or call 716-433-8839 ext 238.
Our Nutrition Education programs use MyPlate to help you take small, steps to a healthier lifestyle.
MyPlate is the new USDA food guide tool to help people make wise food choices within food and calorie limits. MyPlate the Food Guide Pyramid and MyPyramid using simple tools like plates, cups and bowls to help us see how healthy food portions look, and to know what kinds of foods to eat.
The USDA Choose My Plate website can be used by adults, children, families and seniors and can help each age group make healthier and easier food and activity choices. Teachers and health-care providers also can use these educational tools in the classroom or as part of the treatment care plan.
For simple, easy tips to start your small changes to a healthier you, visit Choose My Plate.
SNAP-Ed is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Nutrition Education program (SNAP-Ed). SNAP-Ed is a USDA-funded program, led in Western New York by Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County. Nutrition educators from Cornell Cooperative Extension of Erie County, Cornell Cooperative Extension of Niagara County, and The Chautauqua Center provide nutrition education and obesity prevention programming throughout the region.
Last updated February 14, 2020