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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.

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

What People Are Saying About the Program

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
(352) 273-3535

Victoria Hunter Gibney, MPH, CPH
Associate Director, Interim
victoria.hunter@ufl.edu
(352) 273-3520

Jeannie Necessary
Food Systems
jnecessary@ufl.edu
(352) 273-3510

Julia Sanchez
Public Health
julia.sanchez@ufl.edu
(352) 294-3862

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

David Hanson, Ph.D
Evaluation
dhanson@ufl.edu
(352) 846-2770