Harvest of Health: Nutrition & Food Access

Welcome to the American Heart Association in New York City’s second webinar in the Harvest of Health series. We are thrilled to serve-up the second helping of this three-course meal. In honor of November being Eat Smart Month, we decided that this conversation should focus on the topics of nutrition and food access in NYC. As an appetizer, we want to share some important resources and materials to help you dive deeper into the topics and, hopefully,  serve to empower you to take control of your health!

As we learned from the first webinar back in October, once the conversation starts flowing, time constraints may force us to accidentally skip over some of the important topics or not cover them as extensively as we would prefer. We hope you will use this page as a resource library and conversations starter.


Healthy Eating Overview
Healthy eating doesn’t have to mean dieting or giving up all the foods you love. Healthy eating starts with making healthy food choices.

Understand Food Nutrition Labels

American Heart Association Diet and Lifestyle Recommendations

What is a Healthy Serving?

What is Clean Eating?

The Salty Six


Healthy Eating Starts at Home
By learning simple cooking skills you don’t need to be a chef to create nutritious, heart-healthy meals your family will love.

Cooking Skills

Meal Planning

Don’t Fry! Give Healthy Cooking a Try

How to Use Fresh Herbs

Cooking for a Quick Clean Up

5 Tips to Deal with Picky Eaters (Both Kids & Adults

Food Access in New York City
Not all New Yorkers have access to affordable healthy food. According to City Harvest, more than 1.5 million New Yorkers will face hunger this year, including more than one in four New York City children.

Facts About Hunger in NYC

New York City Farmers Market Map 2020

AHA NYC and Rose Caiola Unite with GrowNYC to Open Winter Farm Stands

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
eligibility requirements and to sign up online

WIC (Women, Infant and Children)

Get Emergency Food Now

Eating Healthy on a Budget
It’s not true that eating healthy foods will cost more; cooking at home will save you dollars from the start. Eating healthy does not have to break the bank.

Cooking Healthy on a Budget

Healthy Foods Under $1 Per Serving

How to Pick Seasonal Produce

Eat Healthy on a Budget By Planning Ahead

Harvest of Health Food Demo presented by:
Compass One Healthcare


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