programs & services

nutrition education

FeedMore WNY’s nutrition education initiative gives community members of all ages the tools they need to make the healthy choice the easy choice. Check out our various programs below.

just say yes

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables is a New York State initiative dedicated to improving the health of low-income families by promoting the increased consumption of fruits and vegetables through nutrition education workshops and food demonstrations.

Just Say Yes works to ensure participants choose more nutritious foods, make the most of their food budgets and prepare meals in a safe manner. Each workshop provides practical nutrition information—with a heavy emphasis on using recipes and cooking demonstrations involving fresh produce.

Visit the dedicated Just Say Yes website for additional Just Say Yes resources, including recipes that feature fruits and vegetables.

To learn more about our Just Say Yes Program, contact Elyse Burgher at (716) 822-2005 x3001.

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good cookin

Adults of all ages can participate in a free, five-week cooking course in FeedMore WNY’s test kitchen.

Here, they will learn about the new trends in nutrition and easy ways to prepare healthy, well-balanced meals and snacks. Participants will also receive tips about shopping on a budget and, at the end of each class, they will be provided with recipes and ingredients to recreate those meals at home.

If you’re interested in participating in our Good Cookin’ Program, contact Elyse Burgher at eburgher@feedmorewny.org or at  (716) 822-2005 x3001.

kids in the kitchen

Kids in the Kitchen is a hands-on program where children learn about cooking and healthy nutrition practices.

This five-week course is free of charge and offered to children between the ages of eight and 18. Students learn how their eating habits affect their health as they prepare simple, nutritious meals and snacks.

Children may enroll through schools, youth groups and FeedMore WNY’s member agencies.

For more information about Kids in the Kitchen, contact Elyse Burgher at eburgher@feedmorewny.org or at (716) 822-2005 x3001.

community garden

The Community Garden, our garden in memory of J. Milton “Zeke” Zeckhauser, is located at FeedMore WNY’s Holt Street property. The garden is a space for community members to learn to grow their own produce through garden and nutrition workshops, education and hands-on experience.  The space provides fresh, locally grown produce to our member agencies and their clients.

Contact Marla Ryan at mryan@feedmorewny.org or (716) 822-2005 ext. 3091 if you are interested in participating or volunteering in the Community Garden this year!