COOKING DEMONSTRATIONS AND NUTRITION EDUCATION

 Below are resources on nutrition education and classes for your food pantry or soup kitchen.

  1. Nutrition Education Programs at City HarvestThrough City Harvest’s nutrition education programs, nutritionists provide cooking classes and nutrition information to food pantry recipients of all ages to encourage healthier eating habits.
  2. For more information about City Harvest's Nutrition Education program, please contact Rosanna Campitiello, Senior Manager of Nutrition Education, at 917-351-8726 or rcampitiello@cityharvest.org.
    1. Just Say Yes to Fruits and VegetablesJust Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables is a New York State Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program that provides free cooking and nutrition education classes to food stamp eligible populations in New York.
    To learn more contact the nutritionist for your borough:
    Brooklyn and Staten Island:
    Jennifer Horan, Phone: 347-422-0514, email: jsybronxbrooklyn@yahoo.com
    Queens and Manhattan:
    Sylvia Ng, Phone: 718-578-4989, email: jsy.sylvia@yahoo.com
    Bronx:
    Erica Eliane, Phone: 516-390-0721, email: elejsy@yahoo.com
    You can also contact Lisa Notaro-Pane, team leader for New York City: 
    Lisa Notaro-Pane, Phone: 845-278-2537, email: westchesterjsy@yahoo.com
     
    1. Cornell Cooperative Extension: Making the Most of FoodMaking the Most of Food is  a workshop series for  staff, volunteers and clients of emergency food programs to provide nutrition education and support for food pantries and soup kitchens to impact the quality of the food prepared, offered and served. Topics covered include Making Healthy Choices, Balancing Calories, portion size and physical activity, food safety, stretching your food dollars, menu planning and recipe modification, and customer services.
         To learn more, contact:
    Dr. Khin Mar Cho at kc458@cornell.edu or by phone at 212-340-2918 or 718-363-1016 x 326
     
    1. Just Food’s Veggie Tipsheets provide recipes, storage tips, and nutritional information for 99 fruits, vegetables and herbs that are grown in the New York region.
    To request a copy of the Veggie Tipsheets, please contact Angela Davis at angela[at]justfood.org