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About EFNEP in Hillsborough

According to the American Community Survey (ACS) (2018), nearly 1.4 million people live in Hillsborough County. Roughly 15% of the population experience poverty (ACS 2018).

According to Feeding Tampa Bay (2020), there are over 200,000 food insecure children in the Greater Tampa Area, about 16% of the population. The majority of youth aged 5-18 are enrolled in the Hillsborough County School District, which is the 8th largest school district in the United States (National Center for Education Statistics 2015). Of those schools, 160 sites are designated Title 1 schools (Hillsborough County School District 2019).

Programs Offered

  • Adult Programing

    Adults

    EFNEP offers adult programs, typically nine sessions long and held in a community setting.

    Adult programs incorporate relevant nutrition information to help families eat better food for less money. Small group sizes allow EFNEP educators to tailor each class for their audience. Participants connect with one another in hands-on activities and group discussion.

    All EFNEP classes include interactive food demonstrations of easy and delicious recipes. Also, each lesson comes with a lesson enhancement and a tool designed to help participants adopt a healthy lifestyle.

  • Youth Programing

    Youth

    Youth programming is offered in several Title 1 schools around the County as well as with community partners, including City of Tampa and Hillsborough County Parks & Recreation sites. Youth ages 5-18 are eligible to participate in 4-h EFNEP. we also partner with teen parenting programs around the County.


MEET HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Pamela Bradford, MPH​​​​​​​
Extension Agent II/EFNEP Supervisor, Hillsborough County

Pamela leads a team of paraprofessional nutrition educators who teach adult and youth audiences. She has worked for UF for 13 years in both EFNEP and FNP, developing a strong skill set in administration, relationship building, and team training. Pamela holds a Master of Public Health with an emphasis in health policy and management from the University of South Florida.

Email: pbradford@ufl.edu

 


NUTRITION EDUCATORS IN HILLSBOROUGH COUNTY

Name: Norma Ross
Email: ndorta@ufl.edu
Lead Youth Nutrition Educator


Name: Janicka Garcia
Email: janicka.garcia@ufl.edu
Youth Nutrition Educator


Name: Halima Abdul-Rahmi
Email: h_abdulrahim@ufl.edu
Youth Nutrition Educator


Name: Amanda Dominguez
Email: asanchez2@ufl.edu
Youth Nutrition Educator


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Name: Frances Peña
Email: fpena81695@ufl.edu
Youth Nutrition Educator

Name: Eddy Mae Allen
Email: e.maeallen@ufl.edu
Adult Nutrition Educator


Name: Suzan Chin
Email: chins@ufl.edu
Adult Nutrition Educator


Name: Leslie Lanzot
Email: llanzot@ufl.edu
Adult Nutrition Educator



OFFICE ASSISTANT

Name: Nina Torres
Email: ninatorres@ufl.edu