SNAP-Ed EFNEP Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence (RNECE-South)
SNAP-Ed EFNEP Regional Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Centers of Excellence
The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)/Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Southern Regional Center of Excellence in Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention (RNECE- South) at the UNC and North Carolina State University (NC State) was an integrated project to improve the health of low-income Americans through multiple strategies, including complementary nutrition education and public health approaches. The RNECE Initiative’s work equiped SNAP-Ed and EFNEP implementing agencies to create a culture of wellness and to promote evidence-based approaches to nutrition education and policy, systems and environmental change. RNECE-South served SNAP-Ed and EFNEP efforts in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida, Georgia, Oklahoma, Virginia, Louisiana, South Carolina, Kentucky, Mississippi, Tennessee, Texas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.
Alice Ammerman, DrPH
United States Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Food and Nutrition Service (FNS)
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)