RESOURCES FOR PARTICIPANTS

Welcome to the Resources Center. Explore the many wonderful resources available at your finger tips and help yourself switch to a healthier lifestyle.

MYPLATE

myplate_yellow 275x250ChooseMyPlate.gov is managed and administered by the United States Department of Agriculture – or USDA.

ChooseMyPlate.gov offers useful resources and tools to promote healthier eating choices. The icon emphasizes fruit, vegetable, grain, protein foods, and the dairy food groups to help individuals think about building a healthy plate at meal times.

Be sure to check out their 10 Tips Series often and visit their Facebook page.

My Kids Place 400Also teach your children to make healthier food choices by visiting MyPlate Kids’ Place.

Find games, activities, videos and songs, and recipes that can help you help them.

Download popular booklet: “Let’s Eat for the Health of it”

Visit “Eating healthy on a budget” to learn more.

PHYSICAL ACTIVITY

befitnycVisit BeFitNYC to discover free and low-cost fitness activities including classes, facilities, and leagues in the NYC Parks Department’s properties as well as those of a number of partner groups in New York City.

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Physical Activities Guidelines for Americans is a resource from the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services available in English and Spanish.

Also, check out this booklet based on the guidelines: Be Active Your Way: A Guide for Adults.

Another great resource is the “Exercise & Physical Activity -Your Everyday Guide from the National Institute of Aging” booklet.

BENEFITS

Are you working but having a hard time making ends meet?

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Find out if you are eligible for SNAP benefits (formerly food stamps).

It’s quick, easy and confidential!

Find out about Eat Smart New York nutrition education opportunities throughout New York State.

To find a New York State Farmers Market that supports EBT/Food Stamps (SNAP benefits) visit SNAP to Market.

NUTRITION

USDA Logo 185x132The USDA’s Department of Agriculture Food and Nutrition Service is a portal to information on many food and health topics including the USDA’s Core Nutrition Messages.

The USDA Center for Nutrition Policy and Promotion features the USDA Dietary Guidelines for Americans and more.

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The Partnership for Food Safety Education website addresses all your food safety information needs. Learn about Fight BAC! Become a BAC Fighter for weekly updates.

Food and Nutrition Education in Communities promotes positive nutrition practices, encouraging wise use of personal and environmental resources, securing access to nutritious and safe food, and fostering food secure communities through research- and issue-based programming with a focus on low-income individuals and families. Enjoy our Healthy Recipes.

Find a New York State Farmers Market near you by visiting NYS Department of Agriculture and Markets.

HEALTH

New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene is a portal for all New Yorkers. Join social media. Search publications to find popular Health Bulletins by topic. Keep track of breaking news.

CDCCenters for Disease Control and Prevention – Health & Safety Topics