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.

2019 by the numbers

1.3 million
people reached through nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental changes

25,947
classes taught

227
gardens supported

1,243
partner organizations

What People Are Saying About the Program

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Want to learn more about our impact in 2019?

Read the 2018 Impact Report

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
Food Systems
jnecessary@ufl.edu

Julia Sanchez
Public Health
julia.sanchez@ufl.edu

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

David Hanson, Ph.D
Evaluation
dhanson@ufl.edu