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

Want your kids to reach for a healthy snack?
Make sure fruits and veggies are in reach.

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

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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Nature's Magic

Goals for a Healthy New Year!

Did you make a New Year’s resolution to drop a few pounds, eat more healthfully or get more exercise?  If so, try the tips below to turn those hopeful resolutions into achievable and lasting goals. 

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JSY Cookbook available here!

Get your free copy of the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables Cookbook today. Our revised and updated cookbook includes kitchen tips, kids-cook ideas and over 70 delicious seasonal fruit and vegetable recipes.  Download in English or Spanish by clicking the links below.

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Indoor Physical Activity- Just Move!

If cold weather or short daylight hours keeps you from getting outside, there are many ways you can increase physical activity indoors. Being active is important for your health and can be done without spending additional money, joining a gym or even leaving the house. Set a goal to Just Move More! in 2016 by trying one of the tips below each week: Dance…

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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)

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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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