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Global Food Systems Institute

Global Food Systems Institute

Karla Shelnutt

Associate Dean for UF/IFAS Extension Engagement

Associate Professor, Family, Youth and Community Sciences 

As Associate Dean for UF/IFAS Extension Engagement, Dr. Shelnutt leads efforts to form partnerships on the University of Florida campus, engaging and informing all colleges about the UF/IFAS Extension mission. Dr. Shelnutt is also a registered dietitian and extension nutrition specialist who’s research and extension programs focus on food insecurity, food access, and nutrition education. Dr. Shelnutt works to support SNAP-eligible families in making better food and physical activity choices through nutrition education and policy/systems/environmental changes as Principal Investigator of the UF/IFAS Extension SNAP-Education (Family Nutrition Program) and UF/IFAS Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.