In the News
Oct 29, 2017
Eat healthfully after school!
When your kids come home hungry after school, try these healthy snack ideas!
June 27, 2017
Summer is here: How to quench thirst without adding calories?
Try these tips for quenching your thirst on a hot summer day!
June 28 2017
'It takes nothing and makes food': Auburn center students learn gardening through program
Students plant and nurture vegetables at Booker T. Washington Community Center garden.
June 25, 2017
Community Garden Takes Root at Penn Yan Elementary School
An article published in the Finger Lakes Times describes the unveiling of a new community garden at Penn Yan Elementary School.
June 12, 2017
Town of Corning Community Gardens Dedicated to Kate Danforth
The Town of Corning held a commemoration ceremony Saturday afternoon, June 10, to dedicate its community gardens project to longtime town resident Kate Danforth.
May 31, 2017
Newfield Students Harvest Vegetables for School and Food Pantry
Newfield High School students recently constructed a greenhouse at the school. The hope is to be able to raise vegetables most of the year and use the vegetables in the school lunch program. Vegetables harvested in the summer months are donated to the Newfield Food Pantry.
April 22, 2017
Kids and Adults Plant Seeds to Celebrate Earth Day
The Seymour Library in Auburn teamed up with Cornell Cooperative Extension of Cayuga County to Celebrate Earth Day. Working with Nutrition Community Educator Becky Crawford, families planted seeds to grow flowers, beans, tomatoes and carrots. As library staff Jill Hand said: "I thought this would be a good opportunity for (children) to know that planting trees and plants and all that kind of thing help(s) the environment and celebrate(s) Earth Day a little bit at the library."
March 29, 2017
National Nutrition Month - Midday Makeover
Sarah Hess, Registered Dietitian, shares resources to help you achieve your healthy eating goals during National Nutrition Month, and all year long.
February 24, 2017
Heart Healthy Lifestyle - Midday Makeover
Sarah Hess, Registered Dietitian, discusses ways to reduce your risk for heart disease.
January 31, 2017
Midday Makeovers-Make small shifts for eating healthier in the New Year.
Sarah Hess, Registered Dietitian, discusses small shifts you can make to eat healthier in the New Year.
January 25 2017
Eat Smart program helps kids make better choices
The Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York School Gardens Program is helping kids from Newfield to Rochester make better food choices through nutrition, health and gardening education.
November 20, 2016
Eat Like a Champion!
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York nutritionist teams up NFL champion Roland Williams, to teach Rochester kids to eat like a champion.
Recruiting Elementary Schools Interested in CATCH
CATCH (Coordinated Approach To Child Health) is a school-based health program designed to promote physical activity and healthy food choices. CATCH transforms a child’s environment by coordinating child health efforts across all aspects of the educational experience: classroom, food services, physical education, and family. Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York (FLESNY) is bringing this opportunity to elementary schools in our area that are interested in taking the next step in making school environments places where students learn and practice healthy food choices and have daily opportunities to be physically active. FLESNY has funding to hire the CATCH Global Foundation to sponsor this two-day training in 2017 for teams of 3 to 4 from eligible elementary schools, provide support in CATCH implementation once the training is completed, stipend to cover the cost of substitute teachers and travel to the training, and purchase of CATCH resources. Find out if your school is eligible for this excellent opportunity!
Celebrate National Farm to School Month in October
October is National Farm to School Month, a time to celebrate connections happening all over the country between schools and local food! Farm to school enriches the connection communities have with fresh, healthy food and local food producers by changing food purchasing and education practices at schools and early care and education settings. The 2016 National Farm to School Month theme, One Small Step, will highlight the simple ways anyone can get informed, get involved and take action to advance farm to school in their own communities and across the country. Learn more about National Farm to School Month, how you can get involved, and sign the One Small Step pledge by visiting the National Farm to School Network’s website, farmtoschool.org.
Take Root: Garden Based Learning Training
This is the final week to apply for this fall's Take Root Garden-Based Learning Training to be held in Newfield, NY October 12 and Irondequoit, NY October 19. Please fill out our online application here: https://goo.gl/forms/NWIJlTV4H4AZBlmN2
September 21, 2016
Back to School—Set Opportunities to be Active this Fall!-Midday Makeover
As kids start back to school, it’s time to think about how they will stay active and healthy during the school year. Try some of these tips to fit physical activity into a kid’s busy school day!
Summer Food Makeovers -- Special to the Auburn Citizen July 19, 2016
Use these strategies to ensure your on-the-go meals, snacks and beverages provide the nutrition you need for a healthy and active summer!
Tips for a Healthy Summer Diet
Check us out on WENY's Midday Makeover with 3 quick tips to keep a healthy diet this summer!
Fresh Bites Newsletter
Check out the first edition of the Food Bank of the Southern Tier's newsletter!
WENY's Midday Makeover May 6 2016
What's the secret to adding more vegetables to your diet? Let Lara show you how!
Rochester's Healthi Kids Coalition Newsletter, April 2016
Hear all about Foodlink's Curbside Market, and other news.
Food and Family
AUBURN — Six-year-old Taya Reed wore a bright red apron and stood up against the kitchen counter of the Brogan Manor Community Hall Wednesday evening, using her hands to mix the oat portion of an apple crisp recipe. "How are we doing?" called Becky Crawford, a community nutrition educator at Cornell Cooperative Extension, from the other side of the kitchen.
Attention Finger Lakes Farmers' Market Managers:
Would you like to increase EBT redemption at your market? Would you like help marketing your EBT and have your very own Eat Smart NY nutritionist attend your market days? Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York is looking for 3-5 markets within the Finger Lakes who would like to participate in their farmer’s market project, which would help increase sales through EBT redemption.
December 3rd is "Dining In" Day
Last year, more than 100,000 people committed to preparing and eating a healthy meal together on December 3. This year, we'd like to help double those results! Click "read more" to commit to "Dining In" for your family or on behalf of a class or other community group. Individuals who complete the form and provide contact info will be eligible for weekly prize drawings!
No Kid Hungry Youth Survey & Raffle
If you’re between the ages of 10-25 years, Share Our Strenth's No Kid Hungry Campaign wants to learn more about how to involve you in the fight to end child hunger. One lucky respondent will be selected to win a $100 Citi gift card. Read more to access the short survey.
Big Apple Crunch
On and around Food Day 2015, millions of people around the country will crunch into an apple in a unifying action to raise awareness about eating better diets for our health and the environment, access and affordability of fruits and vegetables, and supporting local farmers. Hundreds of thousands of school students will crunch into an apple at lunch time, joined by Americans at public Food Day events, in corporate cafeterias, and at home. Search Events for Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York Food Day events near you.
Healthy Lunch Ideas-Midday Makeover-April 1 2016
Finger Lakes Eat Smart New York Senior Nutritionist, Larkin Posiedlik, talks about our free programs that address three big goals: eat more fruits and vegetables, drink fewer sweetened beverages and exercise more and balance calories as part of a healthy lifestyle.