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EFNEP Welcomes New Educator

By Amanda Vanyo, EFNEP Regional Coordinator — Health and Nutrition
headshot of Alma Galvez

Alma Galvez joined Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) as a community nutrition educator in June. Before joining EFNEP, Alma was a community health coordinator with St. Mary's Health Clinics in the Twin Cities. St. Mary’s Clinics provide health care services to low-income, uninsured individuals and families in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area.

Alma also has volunteered with the outreach program at Southside Community Health Services in Minneapolis. She has been focusing on nutrition's role in preventing disease for three years.

Alma earned community health worker certification through the Summit Academy Opportunities Industrialization Center in Minneapolis. She is also a certified MNsure navigator and a pre-diabetes health coach. Her areas of focus are Latino families, public health, community nutrition, chronic disease prevention (diabetes and heart disease), and mental health.

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