FNP provides nutrition education to adults and youth who receive or are eligible for Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits. Nutrition educators collaborate with community agencies and groups throughout the state to plan and deliver programs for youth and adults. A variety of projects are developed annually at the local level to meet the specific needs of target audiences and collaborating partners. Activities include single-session workshops, multi-session programs, displays, and distribution of print materials such as calendars and newsletters.
FNP projects serve youth from families receiving SNAP benefits in the immediate and surrounding communities of Barnstable, Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Lawrence, South Hadley, Springfield, and Worcester. Nutrition education activities promote healthy food choices and regular physical activity at in-school and out-of-school settings and often include parents, caretakers, and other family members. Project activities vary from site to site depending on local community needs and may include workshops, food demonstrations and tastings, displays, bulletin boards, and newsletters.
FNP projects based in Barnstable, Boston, Brockton, Fall River, Lawrence, Springfield, and Worcester help adult SNAP participants learn and develop skills to make healthy food choices and incorporate regular physical activity into their daily lives. Project activities vary from site to site depending on local community needs and may include workshops, food demonstrations, displays, bulletin boards, and newsletters.
For more information about program activities in a specific area of the state, please visit the Office Locations section of our website to find a site near you.
For more information about FNP contact:
Lisa Sullivan-Werner, MS, LDN
UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program
Department of Nutrition
203 Chenoweth Lab
100 Holdsworth Way
Amherst, MA 01003-9282
(413) 577-4320 (fax)