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.

2020 by the numbers

739,692
people reached through nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental changes

13,767
classes taught

193
school, childcare, and community gardens supported

1,025
partner sites in 40 counties

What People Are Saying About the Program

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Learn More About Our Impact in 2020

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View our interactive 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