Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables

Empowering clients to make healthy choices

Food Bank of Central New York partners with the Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables (JSY) program to deliver comprehensive nutrition education activities to our emergency food network of food pantries, shelters, and soup kitchens.

Designed to prevent obesity and reduce long term chronic disease risks, JSY promotes increased fruit and vegetable consumption through a series of nutrition education workshops tailored to encourage healthful eating and food preparation. Each workshop provides practical nutrition information using USDA approved lesson plans, cooking demonstrations, and recipes containing fruits and vegetables.

JSY is funded through the New York State Department of Health and USDA’s SNAP-Ed Project. SNAP-Ed supports nutrition education for individuals eligible for SNAP.

Ongoing classes are scheduled throughout the year and a calendar of events can be viewed on the JSY website.

For questions or to schedule a JSY education session at your site, please contact our JSY nutritionists:

Amy Wilson
Community Nutrition Manager
(315) 437-1899 ext. 255

Beth Seeley
Community Nutrition Educator
(315) 437-1899 ext. 222

Debra Mimaroglu
Nutrition Educator
(315) 437-1899 ext. 275