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We have resources on many different topics in food and nutrition. We have staff nutrition educators ready to assist you at 734-4453 if there is something you don’t see here. In addition to our 6-week Eat Smart New York cooking classes, we can also provide a one-time nutrition / cooking class for your organization or event.
Classes are scheduled regularly – call our office for upcoming classes.
Eat Smart New York! (ESNY) is a nutrition program available to participants in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. Federally, this program is referred to as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed).
Eat Smart New York’s (ESNY) goal is to promote health by helping low-income individuals establish healthy eating habits and a physically active lifestyle. Poverty is a risk factor for numerous health problems including heart disease, diabetes, cancer, poor pregnancy outcomes, and obesity. Positive changes in nutrition and physical activity are needed to avoid negative consequences of these health conditions. With your agency’s support, our nutrition educators teach the important connection between nutrition and health to more of the 15,203 residents living at or below the poverty level (17%) in Chemung County.
The objective of ESNY is to improve the likelihood that persons eligible for the SNAP program will make healthy food choices within a limited budget and choose physically active lifestyles consistent with the current Dietary Guidelines for Americans and MyPlate.
The goals of the national SNAP-Ed program are to promote:
- Eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free or low-fat milk products every day
- Being physically active every day as part of a healthy lifestyle
- Balancing caloric intake from food and beverages with calories expended
Participation of the nutrition series should result in:
- Increased frequency of eating fruits and vegetables, whole grains, and fat-free/low-fat milk products every day
- Increased frequency of being physically active
- Improved selection and consumption of healthy foods within a limited budget
During the year, nutrition education was taught to 62 adult participants. With the adult participants, key successes include:
- 96% improved in at least one behavior construct
- 96% improved in at least one of four nutrition practices
- 89% improved in at least one of four food resource management practices
- 87% improved in at least one food safety practice
Sixty-six youth were reached through the ESNY! Program. Through the nutrition classes, the youth showed improvement in increasing their knowledge of the essentials of human nutrition and food safety practices and improved their food preparation skills.
Classes are conducted typically in small group settings, on topics such as nutrition, meal planning, food preparation, food safety, and food budgeting.
- Tested recipes from the SNAP-Ed (Food Stamp Nutrition Education Program) Connection
Choose My Plate
Eat smart! Here are downloadable documents to help you keep food safe and clean and reduce the risk on illness:
- Beware: Keep Food Safe
- Food Safety Begins at the Grocery Store
- Food Storage
- Fresh Produce Safety
- Kitchen Safety
- Recommended Storage Times for Milk and Milk Products
- Safe Food – Picnic Safely
- Summertime Food Safety Booklet
- The Healthy Fridge
- Vacuum Food Sealers
- Wash Hands Often
Breakfast is truly the most important meal of the day. It provides your mind and body with the energy they need to perform.
Call CCE at 734-4453 for fun, innovative breakfast ideas!
Here are downloadable documents:
Many popular or traditional recipes are high in saturated or trans fats. Most can be modified to improve their nutritional composition. CCE will gladly help you with any recipe modifications.
Give us a call at 734-4453.
Contact the Ball Preserving Helpline at 1-800-240-3340 or visit their website.
- Canning Basics
- Preserving Vegetables
- Preserving Fruit
- Boiling Water Canning
- Freezing Fruits and Vegetables
- Handy Reference for Canning Vegetables
- Handy Reference for Freezing Vegetables
Food Preservation Resources
Let’s Preserve Fact Sheets (from Penn State University & Purdue University)
Let’s Preserve ~ Apples
Let’s Preserve ~ Berries, Except Strawberries
Let’s Preserve ~ Blueberries
Let’s Preserve ~ Cherries
Let’s Preserve ~ Fruit Pie Filling
Let’s Preserve ~ Jelly, Jam and Spreads
Let’s Preserve ~ Leafy Greens
Let’s Preserve ~ Meat and Poultry
Let’s Preserve ~ Peaches, Apricots and Nectarines
Let’s Preserve ~ Pears
Let’s Preserve ~ Peppers
Let’s Preserve ~ Quick Process Pickles
Let’s Preserve ~ Sauerkraut
Let’s Preserve ~ Snap Beans
Let’s Preserve ~ Strawberries
Let’s Preserve ~ Sweet Corn
Let’s Preserve ~ Tomatoes
Pressure Canner Gauge Testing information:
For National Presto canners with the “dial type” gauge, call their customer service number at 1-800-877-0441 (M – F, 9 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time). They will answer your questions about sending your gauge to them for testing (free) and / or replacement. Ship the gauge to: Consumer Service Dept., National Presto Industries, Inc., 3925 North Hastings Way, Eau Clair, WI 54703-2209. They will test and ship back at no charge, or contact you regarding replacement. For parts and other info from Presto, go to their website: www.gopresto.com
Note that Mirro pressure canners do not have dial-type gauges…..just a weighted gauge that does not need to be tested. But if you are looking for parts or have questions about your Mirro pressure canner, call 1-800-527-7727; press 3 for Mirro products (M – F, 8:30 am – 5:30 pm Eastern Time). For more information on Mirro canners, you can also go to their website at www.mirro.com, scroll down to Pressure Cookers and Canners or Pressure Cooker Parts. This will show you what is available, but they do not sell from their site. Common parts may be available at Ace & True Value Hardware stores.
Parts for Presto, Mirro and many other different brands are available at the following: www.pressurecooker-outlet.com 1-800-251-8824 (this is the number for “Red Hill General Store” who owns many online retail sites) Mirro recommends this site for parts, especially for older canners. www.marbeck.com 1-800-959-5656 www.goodmans.net 1-888-333-4660
Watching portion size is just as important as the foods you choose to eat when trying to reduce your blood cholesterol level and maintain a healthy weight.
Some downloadable documents are provided for you here:
- How Much Are You Eating?
- How Much Is A Serving?
- How Much Is A Serving? – B
- Making Sense of Portion Sizes