About Us

What is the Family Nutrition Program?

The UF/IFAS Extension Family Nutrition Program (FNP) has provided free nutrition education to SNAP-eligible people in Florida since 1996. FNP also provides free resources for local organizations to support and promote healthy eating and physical activity in their communities. The FNP program is currently in 40 counties. Find out more about our programs by contacting us.

2021 by the numbers

209,055
people reached through nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental changes

10,648
classes taught

222
school, childcare, and community gardens supported

1,119
partner sites in 40 counties

Learn More About Our Impact in 2021

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FNP IN YOUR AREA

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State Staff

LOCATED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA

Karla Shelnutt, Ph.D., RD
Program Director/Principal Investigator
kpagan@ufl.edu

Lynnette Jean
Associate Director

Jeannie Necessary
PSE Coordinator
jnecessary@ufl.edu

Stella Harbilas, APR, CPRC
Marketing & Communications Coordinator
stellaharbilas@ufl.edu

Aaron Graczyk, Ph.D
Evaluation Coordinator
a.graczyk@ufl.edu