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Nutrition Counseling for Seniors

As we age, our nutritional needs change, and it becomes increasingly important to ensure that we are receiving the right nutrients to support our overall health and wellbeing. Access to fresh healthy food and nutrition counseling can help you or your loved one make informed healthy choices and Schenectady County Senior and Long Term Care is here to help. 

Nutrition Counseling

Are you or your loved one struggling with health issues and looking for ways to improve your eating habits?  Are you tired of cooking and seeking easier methods to prepare healthy meals?  Are you in a rut and ordering comfort food more than you would like?  If so, a Nutrition Counselor is available to meet with you to help you prepare easy and healthy meals. 

Nutritional Education program promotes optimal health to individuals, families, and groups. Information and resources are available on food preparation and safety, how to stretch food dollars, preserving food, reducing fat in the diet, and other nutrition-related topics.

Be Inspired and Try Out These Healthy Recipes

Honey-Glazed Carrots
A healthy and tastey recipe for Honey-Glazed Carrots. Provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
Herb and Lemon Bulgur Pilaf
A healthy and tastey recipe for Herb and Lemon Bulgar Pilaf. Provided by Cornell Cooperative Extension.
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Farmer's Market Coupons

Once a year, the Senior Farmers’ Market Nutrition Program (SFMNP) gives eligible, low-income adults, 60 years and older, 25 dollars in coupons to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ market coupons to buy locally grown fresh fruits and vegetables at participating farmers’ markets in New York State.  Booklets are available in July and may be used until the end of November.  Each senior in an eligible household is qualified for one booklet per program year. Find a Participating Market in Schenectady County

Am I Eligible? 

  1. I am 60 years of age or older


2. My monthly income is at or below: 

a. $2,096/ month (for a one-person household)
b. $2,823/month (for a two-person household)
c. $3,551/month (for a three-person household)


3. I have not recieved Farmers Market coupons from any other location this year. 

Schenectady Farmers' Market

Every Thursday (May-October)
9:30am - 1:30pm
Schenectady City Hall
Rain or Shine

SNAP & Farmers Market Nutrition Program Coupons and Checks Accepted

Call to Learn More
(518) 382-8481 x1

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