Posted: Jan 14, 2021 / 11:01 AM GMT-0500
Updated: Jan 14, 2021 / 11:01 AM GMT-0500

From Broome County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension:

BINGHAMTON, NY – The Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) has long been at the forefront of nutrition education across Broome County. With a team of content-based experts with years of experience in their field, the programs are guaranteed to be relevant, engaging, and research-based. As with most others in 2020 who got used to the COVID-19 pandemic, the once-in-person nutrition and cooking classes were all virtual – but the knowledge and skills acquired are the same. In making decisions about resolutions and goals for the New Year 2021, CCE Broome wants you to put the health and wellbeing of your family and family at the top of that list.

Your dietitian can guide you step by step to make better decisions for your family. Small changes in your daily routine produce big results over time. Knowing how to make the right changes will ensure your health goals are sustainable for years to come. As you eat better and exercise more, you feel better and can help your family make the same changes. As children eat better and exercise more, their school performance improves.

CCE Broome is offering several virtual program options this January. The series’ training programs last 8 weeks and include learning to plan meals, shopping on a budget, food safety, eating a balanced meal and increasing your physical activity, feeding your picky eaters, and getting a cooking demonstration. There are currently three programs on offer. “Pantry Series” is every Tuesday at 4 pm, “Families Around the Table” is every Tuesday at 6 pm and “Slow-Cooker Savvy” is every Thursday at 10 am. One-time classes are offered at five different times each week so that students can find the time that best suits their schedule.

One-time courses mean that students can only join one class of interest or all six classes, if desired. Classes are offered on Mondays at 10 a.m., Tuesdays at 1 p.m., Wednesdays at 4 p.m., Thursdays at 6 p.m. and Fridays at 11 a.m. Courses include “Eating Healthy Foods That Taste Good”, “Fast, Healthy, Meals and Snacks”, “Eating Healthy On A Budget”, “Weight Loss Tips”, “Making Healthy Eating Part Of Your Lifestyle” . and “Physical activity is the key to a good life”. For more information on CCE Broome’s nutritional programs, please visit: and facebook page To enroll for programs, please contact: Tara Kenyon, Broome County’s Cornell Cooperative Extension Nutrition Program Director [email protected] 607-677-4920