Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) is one of New York State’s premier nutrition education programs for low-income families. This unique educational service is designed to prevent obesity and reduce long-term chronic disease risks through the promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption.
JSY nutrition workshops also offer recipe demonstrations highlighting seasonal fruits and vegetables and other items found in your pantry.
Winter is a great time to try a new recipe. Why not add some fruit, vegetables….or both to your next meal!
Try our featured monthly recipe, Cassava Vegetable Soup.
Click here to get the recipe Cassava
Visit our website for more delicious recipes: Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables
JSY works to ensure that low-income families on Long Island:
Eat more nutritious foods
Make the most of their food budget
Prepare food in a safe manner
Looking for easy ways to eat healthy on a budget? Click here to learn more!
JSY staff offer the following custom-tailored nutrition education lesson plans for your community group, agency or program:
A big thank you to all our participating agencies, because of you the healthy pantry initiative was a success!
New Agencies Participating in 2019
Nassau Center for Collaborative Assistance
We are always looking for new agencies to participate in our Healthy Pantry Initiative. If you are interested in learning more click here:
Make meals and memories together.
It’s a lesson they’ll use for life!
Not sure if JSY is right for you? Check out our new video to see what we do! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PKrXFdkP4js&feature=youtu.be
Looking for assistance in purchasing more nutritious foods for your family? The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) provides such to people with low incomes. For more information about SNAP, please call 800-221-5689.