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.
Spring 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, Broccoli Raisin Salad.
Click here to get the recipe Raisins
Visit our website for more delicious recipes: Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables
And be sure to visit your local Farmer’s Market for the freshest ingredients!
Click here if you are interested in the JSY Cookbook
JSY works to ensure that low-income families on Long Island:
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!
Pictured from left to right: Linda Love-Ryan, Mark Ryan (Our Redeemer Lutheran), Orma Jean Blunt (Grace Community Church),
Dana John-Goodrich (LI Cares JSY Nutrition Manager), Jody Fleischmann, David Meagher (St. Boniface the Martyr).
New Agencies Participating in 2018
We are looking for a few agencies to participate in our Healthy Pantry Initiative. If you are interested in learning more or to see if your agency qualifies 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.