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Eastern Region – Programs

Eastern Region – Malden Office:

UMass Extension
Nutrition Education Program

Eastern Region
14 Summer Street, 3rd Floor
Malden, MA 02148


Tracie Gillespie, MPH
Program Supervisor


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, and food demonstrations.