Institute for Food Safety at Cornell University: Food Safety During COVID-19: Guidance for bringing home groceries

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Find healthy new dishes your family will love on our "Recipes" page.

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EFNEP is one of the FREE nutrition education programs we offer!

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A small group nutrition class

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Children will often eat new foods that they help you to prepare!

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"Fresh Fruit with Honey Yogurt Topping", from Cooking Matters.

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Food & Nutrition

Welcome to our Food and Nutrition pages! Cornell Cooperative Extension offers free or low-cost educational workshops, applied research projects, and lots of useful information on food-related topics from food safety and nutrition to healthy eating on a limited budget. Explore our links, check out our upcoming events, then give us a call or visit our offices to learn more.

Upcoming Events 

Join us this June for the start of our three new nutrition and cooking series for this summer! Each will be focused on a different nutrition topic and our cooking classes will feature a new healthy and affordable recipe each week, perfect for the summer!

These classes are free for adults 18 and over. To sign up or for more information call (518) 566-3446 or visit our website


  • Back to Basics- For Seniors ages 60 and over. Discover new ways to fit more fruits and veggies into your day and learn how you can stay active with the changing of the seasons. In these classes we’ll focus on goal setting, overcoming challenges, saving money on fruits and vegetables, and so much more! Eligible participants will receive a free item at the conclusion of the series. Classes run October 5th-November 2nd from 11:30am-12:30pm. To register click here:


  • CATCH After School Snacks Club- For Youth in grades1-5. Come learn all about healthy snacks and make them along with us in our After School Snacks Club cooking and nutrition series! Each class will feature a different nutrition topic and will include cook along snack your kids can make at home. Classes run September 13th-November 1st from 3:30pm-4:30pm. To register click here:


  • Healthy Fall Favorites- For Adults 18 and over. Learn all about how you can make healthy swaps for your favorite fall meals and discover new ways to use seasonal fall fruits and vegetables. We’ll cover a different nutrition topic each class and show you how to make a healthy and delicious low-cost fall recipe. Classes run September 3rd-October 1st from 4:30pm-6:00pm. To register click here:

Call Shannon to sign up or use this link to find more programs: SNAP - ED Calendar

May 5th: 


We have adapted our nutrition education series to be offered online. If you are looking to learn more about preparing healthy meals and a healthy lifestyle for you and your family this is a great first step! Our lessons have been modified to meet the needs of today’s challenges and current situations. Please join this group if you are interested in attending a series and an educator will reach out to you!

March 31st:

The Nutrition Educators of CCE Clinton County have created a group, The Morning Dish for parents to come and talk about food and healthy choices during this time of social distancing. They will be featuring a once a week live video lesson and will be sharing ideas on snacks, physical fitness your whole family can get involved in and much more. Please join them and share the group with a friend.


Kari Lamkins
Nutrition Program Educator
(518) 561-7450

Last updated September 9, 2021