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Part of the SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions Toolkit.*

Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables (JSY) is a direct education and PSE change intervention designed to prevent overweight/obesity and reduce long-term chronic disease risks through the promotion of increased fruit and vegetable consumption. Using nutrition education workshops, food demonstrations, and promotion of healthy food pantry best practices JSY works to ensure low-income families in New York eat nutritious foods, make the most of their food budgets, prepare foods in a safe manner, increase physical activity, and drink healthier beverages. 

New York State Department of Health, Hunger Prevention and Nutrition Assistance Program.
Just Say Yes to Fruits and Vegetables
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JSY Participant Surveys are used to measure participant knowledge gains and intended behavior change outcomes, specifically if participants intend to increase fruit and vegetable consumption; prepare JSY recipes on their own; increase physical activity; and decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages as a result of participating in JSY nutrition education classes.

The JSY Participant Survey is used to report intention after attending a JSY workshop to eat more fruits and vegetables, prepare JSY recipes on their own, increase physical activity, and decrease consumption of sugar-sweetened beverages.

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* SNAP-Ed Strategies & Interventions: An Obesity Prevention Toolkit for States is a compilation of interventions. The toolkit was developed by USDA's Food and Nutrition Service, The Association of SNAP-Ed Nutrition Education Administrators (ASNNA), the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center for Training and Research Translation (Center TRT), and the National Collaborative on Childhood Obesity Research (NCCOR), a partnership between the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), the National Institutes for Health (NIH), the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and the USDA. It is designed and updated to help state SNAP-Ed administrative and implementing agencies identify evidence-based obesity prevention programs and policy, systems, and environmental (PSE) strategies and interventions to include in their SNAP-Ed plans.

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