Evalina Irish-Spencer
Extension Associate

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Current Activities

Current Professional Activities

Current Research Activities
Evaluation of the Kitchens Of Faith Program Pilot Project conducted from February thru April 2008.

Current Extension Activities
Coordinator for Cooperative Extension's Nutrition and Health Programs in Manhattan and the Bronx.

Coordinator for Kitchens Of Faith Program in New York City (Brooklyn/Queens/Manhattan/Bronx)


Biographical Statement
The need for effective and accurate education in the areas of Nutrition and Health has become vital in helping communities with limited resources achieve successful lives. Across the life span, we have seen that progress increases, as people are able to function with healthy minds and bodies. My goal, since entering this field of study, has been to successfully communicate the concepts and principles of Nutrition and Health to those with whom I interact. In my work with Cooperative Extension, it is my objective to help staff effectively communicate Nutrition and Health information utilizing various methods that meet the learners’ needs.

1995 CDN NYS-Certified Dietitian-Nutritionist
1995 R.D. American Dietetic Association
1994 M.S. Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY
1977 B.A./B.S. Brooklyn College, CUNY, Brooklyn, NY

Administrative Responsibilities
Responsible for coordination of Cooperative Extension's Nutrition and Health Programs in New York City regions of Manhattan and the Bronx via the supervision and training of 10 Community Educators and 1 Community Educator Assistant.  In addition, I coordinated the Kitchens Of Faith Pilot Project.  This pilot utilized a team of 3 Community Educators and 1 Cornell Intern to deliver a specialized Nutrition and Health curriculum in  a workshop series to 24 volunteers working in 10 faith-based feeding ministries in Brooklyn, Queens, Manhattan and the Bronx.

Courses, Websites, Pubs

Selected Publications
Primary Author, Kitchens Of Faith Nutrition and Health Curriculum, 2008