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JUST SAY YES TO FRUITS AND VEGETABLES (JSY)


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

Blueberry Grape Relish             Blueberry and Thyme Fruit Salad

Blueberry Grape Relish                                            Blueberry Thyme Fruit Salad

Click here for more seasonal recipes or here for a one month menu of summertime meals

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:

  • Easy, low-cost recipes, featuring fresh fruits and vegetables
  • Tastings of the prepared recipes
  • Tips on new ways to use common pantry foods
  • Group discussions on popular nutrition topics and the use of food to support health
  • Kitchen gifts to help clients make healthy recipes at home

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
Gluten Information
Spices & Herbs
Sodium in Canned Foods
Sugar Information

Safely Can Foods
Eating Healthy on a Budget Tips & Recipes

Exercise and Physical Activity Tips
MyPlate for Blood Sugar Control


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.  

For more information about JSY in Schuyler and Tompkins counties contact:
Paddy Redihan, JSY Manager
at 607.796.6061 or email predihan@feedingamerica.org

For more information about JSY in Broome, Chemung, Steuben and Tioga counties contact:
Elisa Bernardo, JSY Nutritionist
at 607.796.6061 or email ebernardo@feedingamerica.org 


HELP BEYOND FOOD
For more information, dial 2-1-1 (or 1-800-346-2211) or visit www.211helpline.org.
You might be eligible to receive monthly food assistance through SNAP (food stamps). Click here to learn more, or call 607-796-5592.

This institution is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

CONTACT US
388 Upper Oakwood Ave.
Elmira, New York 14903

Phone: 607.796.6061
Fax: 607.796.6028
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 8-4 
(Summer hours Mon.-Thurs. 8-4:30; Fri. 8-1)

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