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Nutrition Programs

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program for low-income youth and families delivered through the Cooperative Extension Service in every state and U.S. territory. In New York State, EFNEP is administered through FNEC at Cornell University. Find out more about EFNEP.

Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (FMNP)

FMNP operates in farmer’s markets across New York State. The program provides checks to low-income women, infants and children and seniors to purchase locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables. In New York State, the NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets administers FMNP in collaboration with the NYS Department of Health, the NYS Office for the Aging, and Cornell Cooperative Extension. Find out more about FMNP.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed is a federally funded program to support participants of the Supplemental Nutrition Program (SNAP) to make healthy food and physical choices within a limited budget. The program is implemented through state social service agencies that contract with service providers. In New York State, the program is administered by the New York State Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance. Find out more about Eat Smart New York.

WIC Program – Women, Infants, Children

The Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children (WIC) offers nutrition education, breastfeeding support, referrals and a variety of nutritious foods to low-income pregnant, breastfeeding or postpartum women, infants and children up to age five to promote and support good health. Find out more about WIC.