"Just Say Yes To Fruits And Vegetables" Program
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) Program provides low income families with practical, cost-effective tips for increasing fruit and vegetable consumption. A licensed nutritionist from Food Bank for Westchester works with our agencies to provide hands-on nutrition education workshops and cooking demonstrations.
Each workshop provides practical nutrition information using USDA approved lesson plans and recipes, using fresh fruits and vegetables. This helps to raise awareness about eating nutritious foods and preparing them in a safe manner.
Increasing the consumption of fruits and vegetables among Westchester residents is a key strategy for reducing the risk of obesity as well as chronic diseases including heart disease, diabetes, stroke and some types of cancer. In addition, it helps them to make the most of their food budget.
|"Just Say Yes" to Fruits and Vegetables||2015-2016|
|% of||participants who indicated an intent to eat more fruits and vegetables||91%|