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Boston Office — Programs

Boston Office:

UMass Extension
Nutrition Education Program

Greater Boston Office
56 Roland St.
Boston, MA 02129
Phone: 617-628-5607
Fax: 617-628-5609

Contact:
Tracie Gillespie, MPH
Program Supervisor
tgillesp@umext.umass.edu

The UMass Extension Nutrition Education Program (NEP) provides families with the knowledge and skills for healthier eating through research-based nutrition education that makes a real difference. Nutrition education is provided in Boston and the surrounding communities through:

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed)

SNAP-Ed’s mission is to help SNAP participants make healthy food choices and choose active lifestyles within a limited budget. Programs are planned annually with the Massachusetts Department of Transitional Assistance (DTA), community agencies, and schools throughout the Commonwealth.  Program activities include workshops, lesson series, food demonstrations, newsletters, a website and blog, and a toll-free telephone tips line.