University of Maryland Extension nutrition and healthy living programs promote the
health and well-being of individuals, families, and the community in Washington* County
through education, research, and outreach. Our work is based on the latest research
from the University of Maryland and other institutions aimed to influence policy,
systems, and environmental changes as well as support individuals in making
behavioral changes for a healthier lifestyle. Our vision is for all Maryland residents
to achieve healthy living and economic success across the life span.
Our nutrition, health, and wellness programs include:

  • Dining with Diabetes
  • Mind-Body Medicine and other stress management programs
  • Chronic Disease and Diabetes Self-Management programs
  • Hands-on food preservation classes including canning, freezing, and drying
  • Food safety
  • Healthy eating and active lifestyle for every age in life

If you have questions or are interested in learning more about our programs or
workshops, contact Lisa McCoy, Family and Consumer Sciences educator for Healthy
Living at

Maryland SNAP Ed Program

Maryland SNAP Ed Program (Formerly FSNE) provides nutrition education to help low-income individuals and families make healthy food choices, develop food preparation skills, handle food safely, improve shopping skills, and increase physical activity.

The Maryland SNAP Ed Program also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

The Maryland SNAP Ed Program is available to your organization at no cost and offers a variety of programs to support the work of community agencies serving low income families and may offer programming to:

· Public schools where 50% or more students qualify for free or reduced school lunch (or community agencies located within these school districts)

· Community agencies servicing food stamp eligible audiences

· Local food banks, soup kitchens, homeless shelters, etc.

To learn more about Maryland SNAP Ed Youth Programs go to Child Programs, Maryland SNAP Ed Adult Program go to Adult Programs.

Contact Ana Renner at (301) 791-1404 or to discuss becoming a Maryland SNAP Ed collaborator.