Increase Fruits and Vegetables

Rethink Your Drink

Decrease Sugar Sweetened Beverages

Increase Physical Activity

Increase Physical Activity

Eat Smart New York

snapThe Eat Smart New York (ESNY) program of the Hudson Valley Region provides community-based nutrition education and obesity prevention activities targeted to SNAP and SNAP eligible populations. ESNY utilizes a variety of hands-on education strategies with an assortment of group settings in the community and partnering agencies. The ESNY program collaborates with many to create systematic change through policy, practice and environmental approaches.

The goal of these collaborative efforts is to facilitate and empower voluntary adoption of healthy nutrition and physical activity behaviors conducive to the positive health and well-being of low-income (or limited resource) individuals, families, youth, schools and communities.

You’ll learn:

  • to prepare easy, good-tasting, low-cost meals in minutes.
  • to spend less time at the grocery store and buy healthier food with your money and SNAP benefits.
  • to make healthy meals and snacks that children will love
  • to plan meals, prepare and store food safely, and use less salt, sugar, and fat when you cook.
  • to read and understand food labels.
  • to make healthy lifestyle changes part of every day.

Our classes are FREE and the only cost to you is your time. Classes meet at places in the community like food pantries, senior centers, after school sites or community center locations. Call us to find a class near you!


Newburgh Enlarged City School District Awarded AASA Grant for School Breakfast Program

All Students Eligible for Free Breakfast

The Newburgh Enlarged City School District has been selected as a recipient of The School Superintendents Association (AASA) Superintendent Leadership to Expand the School Breakfast Program initiative. The Breakfast Smoothie Celebration will officially serve as a kick-off announcement for high school students and generate attention about the free breakfast program as well as the healthy options available starting in September 2015.

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From left to right: Shayna McGeady-Russo (ESNY Regional Coordinator for Environmental Change & Social Marketing), Jessica Henderson (ESNY Nutrition Educator), Caitlin Lazarski (Newburgh School District Food Service Director), and Stefanie Hubert (ESNY Project Manager)


Shayna Russo
SNAP Ed Project Manager
(845) 677-8223 x150

Last updated July 26, 2019