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Eat more fruits and vegetables.

A pet Pacific Parrotlet perching on glass of iced water.
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Drink healthier beverages.

Increase Physical Activity

Be more physically active.

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Make your food dollars go farther.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Families with children who are income eligible may participate in free home-based nutrition education lessons intended to help parents, children and caregivers develop healthy eating and fitness choices for life.

Through the EFNEP program you will learn: Managing a food budget, feeding picky eaters, cooking quick and healthy meals, after school snack ideas, and keeping food safe. Cornell Cooperative Extension of Oswego County Nutrition Educators are available to give lessons in a group setting or on an individual basis. They will provide you with up-to-date nutrition information and cooking tips, help you make healthy choices to maintain a healthy weight, help you understand the importance of physical activity in a healthy lifestyle, and provide a supportive learning environment.

Virtual Classes Starting Soon:

Chat and Chop

  • Dates/Times
    • Monday, August 24th @ 10 a.m.
    • Monday, August 31st @ 10 a.m.
    • Wednesday, September 9th @ 10 a.m.
    • Monday, September 14th @ 10 a.m.
    • Monday, September 21st @ 10 a.m.
    • Monday, September 28th @ 10 a.m.
  • About
    • Come join us every Monday (with the exception of holiday weeks) to chat about ways to make simple changes that will lead to a healthier lifestyle for your family. Connect with others in your community to learn new and easy to prepare recipes, parenting tips, and ways to move more while still having fun. Leave each session feeling empowered to reach all of your goals – both big and small.
    • Classes will be held virtually via Zoom and can be accessed using a computer, tablet, or any other mobile device.
  • Registration
    • Please reach out to SallyAnn Danforth, EFNEP Nutrition Educator, with any questions or to register via email at sd848@cornell.edu or phone at (315) 963-7286.
  • Fee
    • Free!

Teen Cuisine

  • Dates/Times
    • Tuesday, August 25th @ 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, September 1st @ 3 p.m.
    • Thursday, September 10th @ 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, September 15th @ 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, September 22nd @ 3 p.m.
    • Tuesday, September 29th @ 3 p.m.
  • About
    • Do you love cooking? Maybe you don’t know where to start but want to learn? If so then this group is for you! Join us every week for Teen Cuisine, where teens across the county can come together virtually to prepare a recipe and learn new skills in the kitchen!
    • Classes will be held virtually via Zoom and can be accessed using a computer, tablet, or any other mobile device.
  • Registration
    • Please reach out to SallyAnn Danforth, EFNEP Nutrition Educator, with any questions or to register via email at sd848@cornell.edu or phone at (315 )963-7286.
  • Fee
    • Free!

Contact

Lauren Whipple
Human Ecology Program Manager
lw647@cornell.edu
315-963-7286

Last updated September 24, 2020