save money and live a healthy lifestyle on a tight budget, educators with the “Eat Smart New York” program say.
Started in January, “Eat Smart New York” is meant to show low-income families how to prepare nutritious, low-cost meals. Shopping smarter and making better food budgets are also key focuses of the program, organized through Chenango County Cornell Cooperative Extension.
“We’re helping people to stretch their food dollars,” said program director Betty Clark.
At an open house Friday, Clark and educators Carol Loefstedt and Nicole Althaus gave demonstrations on how to prepare simple, healthy and inexpensive meals and snacks, like carrot and zucchini muffins, maple-flavored granola, harvest pudding and low-fat yogurt with fruit.