Ways to Increase Physical Activity

Choose activities that you enjoy and can do regularly. 

  • Get the whole family involved — enjoy an afternoon bike ride with your kids.
  • Exercise to a workout video.
  • Plant and care for a vegetable or flower garden.
  • Get off the bus or subway one stop early and walk or skate the rest of the way.
  • Replace a coffee break with a brisk 10-minute walk. Ask a friend to go with you.
  • Take part in an exercise program at work or a nearby gym.
  • Walk, jog, skate, or cycle.
  • Swim or do water aerobics.
  • Take a class in martial arts, dance, or yoga.

Seasonal Produce Guide

This guide from the USDA can help you explore different fruits and vegetables throughout the year!


We are a diverse group of food, fitness, and nutrition passionate people who strive to create change in the seven counties of the Hudson Valley  (Westchester, Rockland, Putnam, Orange, Duchess, Ulster, and Sullivan). We work collaboratively to help people lead healthier lives where they live, work, and play. Our vision is that one day, healthy choices will be the “go to” choice for individuals, families, schools and communities who qualify for and/or receive SNAP benefits. Eat Smart New York is a SNAP-Ed federally funded program.


You can find us at:

  • Local Dept. of Social Service

  • Public Health Offices

  • NOEP Offices/Event Locations

  • Food Banks/Pantries/Soup Kitchens

  • Community Based Health Centers 

  • Transitional Housing (Adult/Youth)

  • Adult Education/BOCES

  • Employment Centers/JTP’s

  • Libraries

  • Faith Based Organizations

  • Community Action Agencies

  • After School Sites

  • Qualifying Schools

  • Qualifying Daycare Centers 

  • Community Action Agencies

  • Congregate Meal Sites

  • Low Income Senior Centers 

  • Summer Meal/Emergency Feeding Sites

  • Supportive Housing for Families 

  • Farmer’s Markets w/EBT Machines

  • Food Stores W/$50k EBT Sales

  • Qualifying Rec and Comm. Centers


To learn more  contact: Shayna Russo, ESNY Regional Project Manager

Email: SmRusso@EatSmartNYHV.org

Phone: 845-344-1234

To learn more about ESNY HV click here.

Agency Partners

The ESNY program works with many to create systematic change through policy, practice and enviromental approaches.



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