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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.

2018 by the numbers

834,430
people reached through nutrition education and policy, systems, and environmental changes

25,208
classes taught

341
gardens supported

1,451
partner organizations

What People Are Saying About the Program

What People Are Saying About the Program

Want to learn more about our impact in 2017?

Read the 2017 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
(352) 273-3535

Lauren H. Sweeney, MS, RD
Program Coordinator
lheadrick@ufl.edu
(352) 273-3520

Lauren H. Sweeney, MS, RD
Food Systems
lheadrick@ufl.edu
(352) 273-3520

Victoria Hunter Gibney, MPH, CPH
Public Health
victoria.hunter@ufl.edu
(352) 294-3862

Stella Harbilas, APR, CPRC
Marketing & Communications
stellaharbilas@ufl.edu
(352) 273-2814

Alyssa Peavey, MA
Evaluation
apeavey@ufl.edu
(352) 846-2770