The Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Program offers several varieties of cooking and nutrition education workshops that are available to all residents of Monroe County.

Nutrition education consists of series of 6-8 one hour classes at agencies/schools throughout the county, one time/one hour presentations on a particular topic,  and outreach displays at fairs, events, grocery stores etc. Among the topics offered are implementing MyPlate guidelines, cooking and planning low cost meals, smart food shopping, food safety and reading food labels. Goals of the programs include increasing fruit and vegetable consumption, decreasing sugary beverage consumption and attention to caloric balance and physical activity.

During the growing and harvesting season Master Food Preserver training sessions and/or individual Food Preservation classes (as tomatoes or jams) may be offered to the public. Displays and/or tastings at local Farmers’ Markets are also available during the summer months.

Please check our website or call our office to find information about upcoming classes or to schedule a class for your particular group.  You may also wish to fill out an Assistance Request Form and one of our team will reach out to you directly. 

Looking for great, low cost recipes?  Check out our  recipe page and "how to" videos. 

The Cornell Cooperative Extension of Monroe County Nutrition program is supported in part by Monroe County and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) funding.

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Last updated January 27, 2023