They learn from watching you. Eat fruits
and veggies and your kids will too.

They learn from watching you. Eat fruits
and veggies and your kids will too.

The Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Program (JSY) delivers nutrition education to low-income New Yorkers who receive benefits from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. We hope our articles, recipes and workshops will help you eat healthier and get more out of your food budget.

The Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Program (JSY) delivers nutrition education to low-income New Yorkers who receive benefits from SNAP, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. We hope our articles, recipes and workshops will help you eat healthier and get more out of your food budget.

Eating Fruits & Veggies Affordably

Fill up on Fiber

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Nutritionists are often asked, “Which fruit or vegetable has the most fiber?” The good news is…all fruits and vegetables contain fiber!  Eating a diet high in fruits and vegetables of all kinds supplies a ‘mixed bag’ of fiber with many health benefits. 

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Orange Cranberry Cooler

Healthy Homemade Drinks

Sugary drinks may be advertised as healthy, but don’t be fooled.  Sports drinks, energy drinks and soda contain a lot of sugar – more than you might think! 

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Eat Healthy and Save Money – FREE Online Course

Eating Healthy on a Budget” is a free online course filled with tips and activities to help you save money as you shop and cook for your family.  Eating healthy can be easy no matter what your budget!  Click HERE to take the course and start saving today.

Use All Forms of Fruits and Vegetables!

Many people think only fresh will do when it comes to eating healthy meals. Fresh fruits and vegetables are wonderful and delicious, but all forms matter!  Using fresh, frozen, canned and dried varieties  can help you meet your daily goal of eating more fruits and vegetables.  Some benefits of choosing from all the available forms…

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See what people are saying…

“I made applesauce for dessert after you made it for us at the workshop.  My kids love it!”  (JSY Workshop Participant)

“I am making this tonight for dinner. Delicious!”  (JSY Workshop Participant)

“I just love learning new ways to cook.  And I save all the recipes that I get from you.” (JSY Workshop Participant)

Upcoming Workshops

SNAP & Other Education and Support Programs

SNAP, the New York State Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, is the new name for the food stamp program.

SNAP issues monthly electronic benefits that can be used like cash at authorized retail food stores. Eligibility and benefit levels are based on household size, income, assets and other factors. Learn more and apply.

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