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

Florida FNP Extension staff provides leadership and coordination to the Family Nutrition Program at the county level. FNP Extension staff in Osceola County office is responsible for the day-to-day operations of the program based on the community needs identified by the overall advisory county Extension committee. The paraprofessional model, based on hiring local individuals to teach participants, is used by the FNP counties.
The FNP Coordinator hires, trains and supervises the program assistants, delivers education programs, and completes program and budget reports.

Audience 

FNP in Osceola County

Teachers and Educators

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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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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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