Family Nutrition Program (FNP)

The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is the Florida component of the USDA’s Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). It is a partnership between USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service, Florida Department of Children and Families, University of Florida/ IFAS (Institute of Food and Agricultural Sciences), and local Florida County Extension Offices.
The goal of FNP is to provide residents (children, families and adults) of the various participating counties practical educational programs to make healthful food choices, balance food and physical activity, keep food safe to eat, and shop food on a budget. Programs can be conducted in either English or Spanish and there is no cost involved.

Structure of the Family Nutrition Program

Audience

FNP in Osceola County 

Teachers and Educators

County District Schools with a student population of 51% or more who receive free and/or reduced lunches, adults and families who are low to moderate income, food stamp eligible or food stamp recipients can participate.

For children/youth from Kindergarten to 8th grade (5 years to 14 years of age) the educational programs consist of a 6 lesson series. Lessons identify and reinforce Florida Standards in different subject areas such as Science, Math, Health, English Language Arts and Physical Education. A pre and post survey is conducted with participants and teachers and parents are encouraged to complete a survey. There is no cost involved for the program, schedule is flexible and is first come first served.

Pleasant Hill Elementary School Garden

FNP Gardening

FNP Gardening

FNP Gardening

FNPMyPlate

Bionet Pineiro-Ramirez

Family Nutrition Program Manager
E-mail: bionetpr@ufl.edu

Grisel Negrón

Grisel Negrón

Public Health Coordinator
E-mail: gnegron@ufl.edu

Mirian Nuñez

Mirian Nuñez

Extension Program Assistant
E-mail: mnunez38@ufl.edu

Esther Oyola

Esther Oyola

Extension Program Assistant
E-mail: eoyola@ufl.edu

Ashley Avant

Ashley Avant

Extension Program Assistant
E-mail: aavant@ufl.edu

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Leah Santiago

Extension Program Assistant
E-mail: leahsantiago95@ufl.edu

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Nelly Vazquez

Extension Program Assistant
E-mail: nellyvazquez1957@ufl.edu

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DeeAnn Diaczynsky

Office Assistant
E-mail: ddiaczynsky@ufl.edu

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