University of Maryland Extension

Family & Consumer Sciences (FCS)/Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE)


Food Supplement Nutrition Education  

Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) is a collaborative community nutrition program, offering nutrition education to assist low-income individuals and families (those who qualify for SNAP/food stamps) in making healthy food choices, developing food preparation skills, handling food safely, improving shopping skills, and increasing physical activity. FSNE also provides nutrition education training to volunteers and professionals who provide services to low-income families, thus expanding the reach of the program.

FSNE offers programs for youth and adults, and many materials are available in both English and Spanish.

FSNE’s Five Initiative Areas

FSNE works with organizations in these five areas, striving to provide lasting nutrition and physical activity messages that positively affect the participants, their families, and the wider community.

Visit the website at for more information.

Kalyn Petrillo
FSNE Project Leader & Nutrition Educator
St. Mary's County

Office: 2673 Radio Station Way, Suite E-2, Leonardtown, MD 20650
301-475-4013 (office), 443-518-0333 (work cell)


Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS)

FCS Educators want to help the communities they serve live happier and healthier lives through improved health, well-being, and resiliency to life’s challenges. They provide education in:

  • Food preparation and nutrition
  • Chronic disease prevention and management
  • Food safety
  • Wellness
  • Home and work environment safety
  • Health literacy
  • Financial management
  • and much more!                                                                                     

Your current FCS Healthy Living Educator is Erin Carney. She serves residents in Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary’s Counties. She hopes to inspire people to build healthy, strong, resilient bodies through education about proper nutrition, sleep, enjoyable movement, and positive body image. Her contact information is listed below should you have questions or want more information about her upcoming programs.


Erin Carney, MS, RDN, LDN

Family and Consumer Sciences Agent/Healthy Living Educator
Calvert, Charles, and St. Mary's Counties

Office: 2673 Radio Station Way, Suite E-2, Leonardtown, MD 20650

 If you are interested in reading Erin’s or Kalyn’s column in St. Mary’s Quarterly Mailchimp Newsletter, please e-mail Missy at

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