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Beth Bainbridge, MPH, RDN

Program Manager, Go!Healthy Eat Smart New York Program, The Children's Aid Society

Beth Bainbridge is the Manager for the Go!Healthy Eat Smart New York Program (ESNY) at the Children’s Aid Society. ESNY is a New York State conglomerate of programming that is funded through the USDA SNAP-Ed block grants, aimed at improving fruit and vegetable intake in low-income communities. The Go!Healthy ESNY program targets youth, caregivers, and community members in and around traditionally underserved neighborhoods through direct nutrition education activities coupled with environmental strategies for behavior change. Prior to her position with Children’s Aid, Beth led the Stellar Farmers’ Markets program at the New York City Health Department, a large nutrition education program where teams of three conduct free bilingual nutrition and cooking workshops at farmers’ markets in low-income neighborhoods throughout New York City.  She was responsible for managing a large staff, community partnerships, logistics and special groups, along with planning and executing a carefully crafted and coordinated curriculum with seasonal recipes she adapted and developed. Beth was also an adjunct professor in the Master’s of Public Health program at New York University (NYU), of which she is an alum, teaching Introduction to Public Health Nutrition and assisting with other courses.  Beth is an avid food justice advocate: she loves to cook, bake, and preserve, especially with fresh, local produce – both in the New York City area and from all over the world – and is passionate about sharing what she has learned and created with anyone who will listen! When she’s not in the kitchen, you can most often find her outside: at a farmers’ market, on her rooftop garden, hiking, or on her bike.