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.
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.
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.
SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program)
eligibility requirements and to sign up online
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.
You’re the Cure Network
The American Heart Association advocates for heart-healthy and stroke-smart communities through legislative and regulatory policies in New York City, and we need you to join us!
Diego is the Communications Director for the American Heart Association in New York City. He loves sharing powerful stories that inspire people to take control of their health.