Morgan Martindell

SNAP-Ed Agent (Housed in Augusta), Family and Consumer Sciences Food, Nutrition & Health

Family and Consumer Sciences (FCS) Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) Extension Agents play an important role in reaching limited resource audiences by recruiting, training, and managing volunteers within a region to teach nutrition and community health programs in a variety of venues, such as schools, food pantries, farmers markets, community gardens, and grocery stores.

FCS SNAP-Ed Agents are funded by the state and USDA through the Virginia Department of Social Services (who administers SNAP, formerly food stamps). We help to meet the funders' goal of reaching large numbers of SNAP-eligible individuals through train-the-trainer programs. We create partnerships with community agencies and serve on health coalitions to improve food access and security.

Serving the localitites of Albemarle, Augusta, Charlottesville, Fluvanna, Greene, Harrisonburg, Nelson, Rockingham, Staunton, and Waynesboro.

www.eatsmartmovemoreva.org

Education

>   2019 M.S. Agricultural and Life Sciences - Food Safety and Biosecurity - Virginia Tech
>   2016 B.S. Nutrition and Wellness - Bridgewater College

Professional Associations

>   VEAFCS (Virginia Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences)
>   VESA (Virginia Extension Service Association)

Awards/Honors

>   2019 Northern District FCS Emerging Impact Award - Virginia Cooperative Extension
>   2019 Outstanding FCS Professional Award - VEAFCS
>   2019 Outstanding Team Award - Virginia Family Nutrition Program
>   2019 Program Excellence Award in Program Impacts - Virginia Cooperative Extension

Certifications & Courses

>   2019 ServSafe Food Protection Manager
>   2018 ServSafe Food Handler

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