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Programs

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program for limited-resource 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.

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.

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.

Adopting Healthy Habits (AHH)

Adopting Healthy Habits was developed by FNEC and is implemented through EFNEP in a number of Cornell Cooperative Extension offices. AHH develops collaborations with schools, daycares, after-school programs and other community groups to make environmental changes that promote good nutrition and active play and make healthy choices easier.

Choose Health Action Teens (CHAT)

CHAT is a collaborative initiative of Cornell Cooperative Extension’s 4-H Youth Development Program and Cornell’s Division of Nutritional Sciences that integrates youth civic engagement with efforts to encourage healthy lifestyles by engaging teens in teaching healthy eating and active living to younger youth. In CHAT, teens are recruited and trained to help teach our Choose Health: Food, Fun, and Fitness (CHFFF) curriculum to younger youth in after-school programs, summer camps and other settings.