Improve Community Health2018-10-08T13:14:34+00:00

Improve Community Health

Trainings

Consultations
& Technical
Assistance

Networking
& Coalition
Building

Improve Community Health

Trainings

Consultations
& Technical
Assistance

Networking
& Coalition
Building

Improve Community Health

Trainings

Consultations
& Technical
Assistance

Networking
& Coalition
Building

Working Together for a Healthier Community

People are more successful at making lasting healthy changes when their communities support healthy lifestyles. The Family Nutrition Program offers free nutrition education classes for SNAP-eligible Floridians and works with local partners to support healthy food and beverage options and opportunities for physical activity in their communities.

Trainings

FNP offers free trainings and workshops to those who serve people with limited resources, and who are interested in making healthy changes in their organization or community. Training programs can be adapted to meet the needs of the group.

Hands-on workshops for teachers, community leaders, and volunteers supporting school and community gardens. FNP partners with UF/IFAS Extension and local experts to offer resources, networking, and best practices.

Contact for More Information and Upcoming Dates in Your Area:

Tiffany Torres
Food Systems Specialist
tiffany.torres@ufl.edu

Staff training on easy low- to no-cost changes in the cafeteria can encourage healthy choices and decrease waste.

Contact for More Information and Upcoming Dates in Your Area:

Angelika Keene
Public Health Specialist
angelika.keene@ufl.edu

Free training series for early childhood education providers interested in supporting healthy habits in childcare and early childhood education centers. Topics include healthy foods and beverages, physical activity, screen time, and infant feeding. Meets the training requirement for the Florida ECE Recognition.

Contact for More Information and Upcoming Dates in Your Area:

Victoria Hunter Gibney
State Public Health Specialist
victoria.hunter@ufl.edu

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Consultations & Technical Assistance

Want to make a healthy change in your organization or community, but aren’t sure where to start? An FNP specialist can offer resources, strategies and assistance with next steps. FNP provides guidance to partners around the state on which projects may work best in each community and how to support their success. Learn more by connecting with FNP in your area.

We have helped with:

  • School and Community Gardens
  • Healthy Vending Changes
  • Organizational Policies at Schools, Workplaces, and More
  • Farm to School Initiatives
  • Connections with Local Food Producers
  • Healthy School or Early Childhood Education Center Recognition

Networking & Coalition Building

The greatest impact can be achieved when groups and organizations work together and share information. FNP participates in dynamic collaborations across the state and at the local level to tackle complex issues that impact Florida residents. By connecting non-profits, social service providers, community-based organizations, local governments and academic institutions, FNP supports opportunities to develop shared goals and innovative approaches.  

Some examples of coalitions FNP has led or participated in:

  • Food Policy Councils
  • County Health Improvement Plan (CHIP) steering committees
  • Obesity Prevention Coalitions
  • Pedestrian Safety Coalitions
  • Food Insecurity Partner and Networking Groups
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Toolkits and Resources

Grow to Learn Booklet
Grow to Learn Booklet