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JUST SAY YES TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (JSY)
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) is a SNAP-Ed Program funded by the United States Department of Agriculture and the New York State Department of Health.
Eating fruits and vegetables everyday can reduce the risk of chronic disease and illness, yet many low-income households have a difficult time obtaining and using these foods. The JSY program increases awareness of the benefits of a healthy diet that includes fresh, frozen, canned, and dried fruits and vegetables.
Using nutrition education workshops and food demonstrations, JSY works to ensure that low-income families in the Food Bank's six-county service area eat nutritious food, make the most of their food budgets, and prepare foods in a safe manner. Each workshop provides practical nutrition information using USDA-approved lesson plans, recipes, and cooking demonstrations featuring fruits and vegetables.
How does JSY work?
JSY nutritionists provide FREE nutrition education workshops at various community sites.
Every JSY program includes:
- Easy, low-cost recipes.
- A tasting of a recipe made with featured fruits or vegetables.
- Tips and ideas for planning and preparing delicious, healthy meals.
Click here to find out when our JSY nutritionists will be in your area.
Helpful Nutrition Information
Get your questions answered with these awesome handouts:
7 Salty Myths Busted
Spices & Herbs
Sodium in Canned Foods
Safely Can Foods
Eating Healthy on a Budget Tips & Recipes
Exercise and Physical Activity Tips
MyPlate for Blood Sugar Control
Check out MyPlate for a simple visual of what a healthy diet looks like. Following the MyPlate guide can help ensure we are getting all nutrients we need.
Click here to view an explanation of MyPlate
For more information about JSY in Schuyler and Tompkins counties contact:
Paddy Redihan, JSY Manager
at 607.796.6061 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
For more information about JSY in Broome, Chemung, Steuben and Tioga counties contact:
Elisa Bernardo, JSY Nutritionist
at 607.796.6061 or email email@example.com