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Eating vegetables and fruits everyday can reduce the risk of chronic disease and illness, yet many low-income households have a difficult time obtaining and using these foods.
Through nutrition workshops and cooking classes, the JSY program serves to empower low-income families in the Food Bank's six-county service area to choose nutritious foods and create healthy meals for their families. Each workshop provides practical information using USDA-approved lesson plans, recipes, and cooking demonstrations featuring vegetables and fruits.
JSY Seasonal News and Recipes
All About Blueberries! Recipes for Summer
MyPlate for Blood Sugar Control - July/August 2016 newsletter
Helping Children Try New Foods – January/February 2015 newsletter
Added Sugar – October/November 2016 newsletter
A Simple Guide to Probiotics – October/November 2015 newsletter
How does JSY work?
JSY nutritionists provide FREE nutrition education workshops at various community sites. Every JSY cooking demonstration includes:
Click here to find out when our JSY nutritionists will be in your area
Helpful Nutrition Information
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 the nutrients we need. Click here to view an explanation of MyPlate.
Get your questions answered with these 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
388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4
(Summer hours Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri. 8-1)