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Melissa Schumacher

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Family and Consumer Sciences Digital Nutrition Education Outreach Associate

905 S Goodwin Ave 520 Bevier Hall, Urbana IL 61801

(217) 300-0171
Program Areas
Illinois Nutrition Education Programs

Melissa Schumacher is a registered dietitian and Extension Outreach Associate for Family and Consumer Sciences at University of Illinois Extension. In her position, she creates digital content for the Illinois Nutrition Education Program across the state. Melissa focuses on web-based and interactive nutrition education content that is designed for Illinois community members, community partners, and Illinois Extension staff. She began her career with Extension in 2015 as an EFNEP Educator serving Champaign and Vermilion counties.     

Melissa earned her Bachelor of Science in Family and Consumer Sciences (Dietetics option) from Eastern Illinois University and a Master of Science in Nutrition from Illinois State University. Her professional interests include food and nutrition security, community nutrition education, and utilizing digital platforms to improve access to nutrition education.