Nutrition Program

Looking for information about good nutrition, healthier cooking, weight loss, or where to find better food choices in your community? Then you've come to the right place! We can help you (and your family, friends and co-workers) find, prepare, and share healthier food (and beverage) choices:

Corner Stores/Bodegas
We work with bodegas, small corner stores, small neighborhood mini-markets, and convenience stores/delis to promote and sell healthier foods and snacks and listen to their customers' requests for healthier items. Look for the healthier items at your participating store.

Family Meal
The average family meal lasts barely 20 minutes, but few other settings in family life have such potential to influence children's behavior and development. Eat together - it makes a difference!

Farmers' Markets
Want fresh, locally-grown fruits and vegetables, picked at the peak of flavor and packed with vitamins and minerals? If your answer is yes, shop at one (or more!) of the many Farmers' Markets in Rockland.

Healthy Meeting Guidelines
The Healthy Meeting Guidelines are a set of nutrition and physical activity suggestions to follow during regularly scheduled meetings or special events.

Million Hearts® 2022
Million Hearts® 2022 is a national initiative co-led by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services to prevent 1 million heart attacks and strokes in 5 years. Heart disease and stroke can be prevented and controlled through healthy lifestyle changes, such as eating a healthy diet, maintaining a healthy weight, being active on most days, not smoking or using tobacco, and limiting alcohol use.

NAPSACC Program (Nutrition and Physical Activity Self-Assessment for Child Care): This program, funded by the New York State Department of Health's Creating Healthy Places to Live, Work and Play grant, took place from January 2011 - March 2015 in 21 child care sites in Rockland County. The goal was to work together to improve their nutrition and physical activity environments, including policies and practices, to help prevent obesity in pre-schoolers (ages 2-5 years) at a time when their eating and physical activity habits are being formed. Childcare programs have an opportunity to set the groundwork for healthy habits for a lifetime. It's important for parents consider this when choosing a childcare or nursery school program. Ask to see the day's schedule, find out how the program incorporates physical activity time, ask about what the children eat and drink, and find out how much time, if any, are children exposed to screen time and media. Read the evaluation report and success story to learn more.

If you are looking for a nutrition presentation for a group of at least 12 people, we offer a variety of presentation topics. Call us at 845-364-2500 or email us for more information.

Looking to prepare a healthy choice, and don't know where to begin? Check out recommendations from our nutritionist or use one of the e-recipes from 'Lose to Win' weight loss program participants.

Sodium Reduction
The program aims to improve policies, practices, and environmental supports that increase access to and availability of lower sodium foods.

Sugar-Sweetened Beverages
Are you aware of the health impact from consuming too many sugar-sweetened beverages? Learn more about how these beverages can pour on the pounds.

Weight Loss
Losing even a small amount of weight can make a big difference in your health! Statistics show that people who are at a healthy weight live longer, take less medication, have more energy, are able to concentrate better, and have higher self-esteem.