Debbie has worked in the field of nutrition and dietetics since 1980. Currently she manages the UNH Cooperative Extension Nutrition Connections Program and is the chair of the Nutrition and Healthy Living Team. The Nutrition Connections program implements the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) funded through the National Institute of Food and Agriculture and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education or SNAP-Ed is funded through a contract with the State of New Hampshire DHHS, Division of Family Assistance.
Both programs work with limited income adults, seniors, families and youth to acquire the knowledge, skills, and changed behavior necessary for better health. Nutrition Connections also works with community agencies and schools on policy development and assessment.
Debbie mentors UNH Dietetic Interns and works with undergraduate students providing community nutrition education experiences.