Just Say Yes

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:

  • Tips for Eating More Fruits and Vegetables
  • Cooking with Beans
  • Stretching Your Food Dollars
  • Planning Quick and Healthy Meals
  • Making Healthy Food Choices
  • How to Keep Food Safe
  • How to Eat More Fiber
  • Healthy Portion Sizes
  • Using the Nutrition Facts Labels
  • Increasing Physical Activity
  • Reducing Sugar Sweetened Beverages

JSY Spotlight!

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 

St. Joachim 

The Shop/JCC


We are always looking for new agencies to participate in our Healthy Pantry Initiative. If you are interested in learning more click here: 

 Healthy Pantry


Make meals and memories together.

It’s a lesson they’ll use for life!


To schedule a FREE nutrition education workshop for your clients with the Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables program, contact Dana John-Goodrich MPH, RD at 631-582-3663 ext.133 

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.

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