Our Community Nutrition Educators help individuals take small steps to a healthier lifestyle. Small changes, repeated over time, help each of us control weight, reduce our risk factors for chronic disease and help us to feel better and do better in everyday activities.

About Us

Capital Region Eat Smart New York program is a regional initiative, serving eleven counties in the greater Capital Region. Eat Smart New York is funded through USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program – Nutrition Education (SNAP-Ed), and is a nutrition education and obesity prevention program for families receiving, or eligible to receive SNAP benefits.

The goal of the Capital Region Eat Smart New York program is to provide nutrition education workshops, materials and messages, and environmental, policy, and systems change activities and support, to assist eligible youth and adults to:

1.) Eat more fruits and vegetables
2.) Drink less sugar-sweetened beverages
3.) Exercise more and balance calories eaten as part of a healthy lifestyle.


Capital Region Eat Smart New York
24 Martin Road
Voorheesville, NY 12186


Cornell Cooperative Extension puts knowledge to work in pursuit of economic vitality, ecological sustainability and social well-being. We bring local experience and research based solutions together, helping New York State families and communities thrive in our rapidly changing world.

Story Spotlight

A BIG Thank You!

Our Community Nutrition Educator Kim received a BIG thank-you note from students at Watervliet Elementary! Kim teaches youth about the principles of Go, Slow and Whoa Foods to help them make smart food choices.

Agency Spotlight


Capital Region Eat Smart New York would like to salute our partner CONCERNs-U! a multi-faceted agency they offer a food pantry, crisis intervention, information and referral, advocacy, clothing, back-to-school, case management, and holiday projects.