University of Maryland Extension

Food & Nutrition

Food plays an important role in our lives.  It provides sustenance, pleasure and has a significant impact on our health and wellbeing. Through nutrition, health and fitness programs, Extension educators enable Maryland families, individuals and employees to make healthier choices for themselves and those they care for.-

Extension educators provide programs in topics such as food safely and preventing foodborne illness, food preservation, and nutrition education for youth and adults.

For more information on nutrition programs offered in Maryland click on the link below:

For more information about local programs on food and nutrition in Allegany County, contact Allegany office Program Assistant Kathy Kinsman at 301-724-3320 ( or Allegany office Agent Associate Tammy Humbertson at 301-724-3320 (

For more information about state-wide programs and initiatives, contact UME Extension Educator Lisa McCoy at 301-791-1304 or at

Lisa McCoy, RD, UME Senior Agent Associate, is a family and consumer-sciences educator with University of Maryland Extension serving Allegany, Garrett. and Washington counties.

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