Center Coordinator, EFNEP Supervisor, Assistant Extension Educator
Heather Peracchio serves as the Center Coordinator and EFNEP Supervisor for Fairfield County. She is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN) and an Assistant Extension Educator at the University participating in two federally-funded grants the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed). EFNEP and SNAP-Ed work to provide nutrition education to low-income families. A Connecticut native, Heather has a BS degree in Nutritional Science from the University of Connecticut, completed her dietetic internship at Yale New Haven Hospital and has a Masters degree in Allied Health Sciences with a concentration in Health Promotion and Disease Prevention from the University of Connecticut.