Cornell Cooperative Extension Schoharie and Otsego Counties introduces healthy-connections.us, a new nutrition education program for residents of Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery Counties. This program will mirror CCE’s current nutrition education program—EFNEP. Its addition, provided by a partnership with the Rural Health Education Network of Schoharie, Otsego, and Montgomery Counties—RHENSOM, will allow CCE to reach audiences not currently served by the EFNEP program.
The nutrition educator delivering this pro-gram is Allyson Wyman, who came to us from CCE Greene County’s Taste of New York Capitol Region Welcome Center. Allyson grew up on a nature preserve with a love for animals in the Helderberg Hilltowns in Albany County. She is an ambassador for our environment, a mother of two, and a founding member of Country Class-room- an independent preK-8 children’s school in Schoharie County. A need to address a dietary food restriction fostered and led Allyson to herpassion for healthy eating. In her words, “You can’t just exercise and think healthy thoughts when it comes to healthy living; understanding nutrition and its connection to eating healthy are the keys to success.”
Nutrition program educator Allyson Wyman will offer this free nutrition program to individuals and groups of all ages in the three counties served. The program offers participants a hands-on opportunity to learn more about making healthy low-cost meals, how to save time and money with meal planning, using the food label to make better choices, and exploring new ideas for staying active. The healthy-connections.us program starts participants reaching goals by making small steps that can lead to healthier living.
If better health through nutrition is your goal, you can join the program and participate in a 4-6 lesson series where you can learn with others in a group, or you can schedule one-on-one lessons with our educator. The program is also available for a one-time group lessons, a one-on-one lesson, or special events. If you are interested in enrolling in the healthy-connections.us program, you can contact nutrition educator Allyson Wyman by calling 518-234-4303 or 518-296-8310, Ext. 120 or emailing her at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Last updated July 26, 2019