||EFNEP Coordinator||amy.davidsonREMOVETHISBEFORESENDING@uvm.edu||(802) 656-2311|
I provide leadership and support for University of Vermont Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), and our staff of Nutrition Educators who work directly with our participants in counties across the state. It is my role to ensure that we focus on providing high quality, hands-on education to assist limited-resource youth, families, and pregnant women in acquiring the knowledge, skills and changed behavior necessary to improve nutritional well-being. Partnering with community organizations, EFNEP can focus on improving local food access by delivering lessons that focus on: gardening, shopping behaviors, safe preservation techniques, dietary preference and quality, and building relationships between growers/producers and EFNEP participants and partners.
Food Access and Nutrition
- Cooking / nutrition classes
- Fitness / nutrition programs
- Out of school programs
- Adult / continuing education
- Goal 3: Vermonters will exhibit fewer food-related health problems (e.g., obesity and diabetes).
- Goal 10: All Vermonters will have a greater understanding of how to obtain, grow, store, and prepare nutritional food.
- Goal 15: All Vermonters will have access to fresh, nutritionally balanced food that they can afford.
- Goal 16: Vermont K-12 schools, Career and Technical Education Centers, and institutions of higher education will offer a wide range of curricula, certificate and degree programs, and conduct research aimed at meeting the needs of Vermont’s food system.
- Goal 17: The number of locally owned and operated food system businesses in Vermont is increasing.
- Goal 24: Vermont’s governor, legislature, and state agencies will champion Vermont’s food system as an economic development driver for the state and Vermont will demonstrate national leadership on food system development.