The Live Healthy! Program at New York Common Pantry offers direct nutrition education and policy system and environments programming for under-served, high-need community members, with a focus on the SNAP-eligible population.

As part of a complementary approach, the Live Healthy! program provides behaviorally-focused nutrition education and obesity prevention activities for adults and children. Delivered through single and series workshops in a variety of settings such as schools, community centers, senior centers, food pantries, community colleges and health care settings, Live Healthy! aims to change attitudes and behaviors when it comes to choosing nutrient-dense real food.

Live Healthy! is funded by the Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance through the SNAP-Ed administered grant and serves New Yorkers across all boroughs, primarily focused on high need neighborhoods in the South Bronx and Upper Manhattan.

We work everyday to get real food into our communities while promoting health, dignity, and self-sufficiency. Utilizing the social determinants of health, we take a whole-person approach to ending hunger. Pairing evidence-based nutrition education curricula with policy systems and environments approaches, we help create sustainable change for healthier neighborhoods.

 

Nutrition Education:

Join the Live Healthy! Team each week for Virtual Nutrition Education Workshops offered through Zoom. Available in English, Spanish, and Mandarin, our workshops lead you through the basics of nutrition, helping you to make healthy lifestyle choices and sharing tips on how to make your dollars last longer. Workshops feature tools and resources to save time, save money, and live healthy!

Farm to Community

Our Farm Share is a partnership between NY Common Pantry and Corbin Hill Food Project that delivers fresh produce, grown on New York farms, to local pick up locations. Our produce share includes 6-8 varieties of seasonal vegetables and fruit, with the option to choose additional items. The share is enough to feed 1-2 people per week.

Food MD

Food MD is a prescription program designed to increase access to healthy fresh fruits and vegetables and decrease the risk for developing chronic diseases like diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders and obesity. This program includes: complete health screening, nutrition workshops, fresh fruits and vegetables, NY Common Pantry services, free biweekly pantry distribution, and social services.