Nutrition Education and Food Demonstrations

Just Say Yes To Fruits and Vegetables

Long Island Cares proudly offers Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) nutrition education workshops and demos to support our Member Agencies in better serving the community.

JSY is New York’s leading nutrition program specifically designed for individuals participating in the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).

Our workshops are designed to prevent obesity and reduce the long-term risks of chronic diseases by promoting increased consumption of fruits and vegetables. They are custom-tailored to meet the unique needs of our agencies.

In JSY Workshops, Agencies learn:

  • Tips for incorporating more fruits, vegetables, and nutritious foods into menus
  • Strategies for stretching food dollars through meal planning
  • Kitchen safety guidelines
  • Food safety and storage tips
  • Using MyPlate to make informed and healthy food choices
  • Reducing consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages
  • Understanding healthy portion sizes
  • Promoting increased physical activity

If you are a Member Agency and would like to host a JSY workshop, please fill out the inquiry form on our agency website. We look forward to collaborating with you to enhance nutrition education in our community.

Just Say Yes to Fruits & Vegetables is a USDA Supplemental Nutrition Education Program (SNAP-Ed). For more information, visit This material was funded by USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – SNAP.