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Macy Helm

Federal Nutrition Programs Coordinator

Education

B.A. University of Chicago, 2017; B.S. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, 2022
Ph.D. University of Nevada, Las Vegas, expected 2027

Programs

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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Many Nevadans suffer from heart problems, are obese or have diabetes. In Nevada, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is administered by University of Nevada, Reno to engage adults and youth to boost nutrition through building basic skills. Participants learn how to read food labels, save money on groceries, plan meals, safely handle food, make healthy food choices, and be more active.

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Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education - Nevada

Improve the nutritional well-being of people who receive SNAP benefits and other Nevadans with a low income through community based education, programs and needs assessments.

News & Journal Articles, Fact Sheets, Reports...

Informational Publications
University of Nevada, Reno Extension Statewide Health and Nutrition Program Best Practices Guide for Program Implementation (First Edition)
This tool serves as a resource for implementing multi-component interventions and evidence-based curricula to improve the health and wellbeing of Nevadans. It is designed to assist internal and external collaborators in increasing the appeal of healthful nutrition and physical activity in limited resource communities.
Helm, M. M., Buffington, A., Lindsay, A. R. 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Informational Publication
Recipes
Egg scramble topped with red pepper pesto
Eggs and Spinach Scramble with Red Pepper Pesto
Everyone will love this "eggs-ellent" brain healthy breakfast recipe!
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter
A bowl of oatmeal with fruit and nuts.
Greek Yogurt Oatmeal
A breakfast rich in fiber, protein and dairy.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2021-03)
A bowl of fruit with a streusel topping.
Mixed Berry Crisp
This dessert will tantalize your taste buds and offer heart-health benefits.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Recipes
A plate of pasta with spring vegetables.
Pasta Primavera
A flavorful spring recipe for you and your family to savor.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2021-04)
Bowl of black-eyed peas.
Quick and Healthy Black-Eyed Peas
Black-eyed peas are a traditional New Year's dish for some people and a healthy way to start the year.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Recipes
A plate of seasoned fish tacos.
Simple Fish Tacos
This Cinco de Mayo-inspired menu includes fresh, healthy flavors.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2021-05)
A picture of squash salad.
Summer Squash Salsa
Summer squash is the secret ingredient in this summer salsa. Make it a meal by adding whole grains.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2021-08)
A picture of watermelon salsa.
Watermelon Salsa
The perfect summertime salsa to serve with chips or on tacos.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2021, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2021-07)
A jar of peanut butter dip
Creamy Peanut Dip
A dip that is great with fruit and vegetables.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Recipes
A bowl of butternut squash stew.
Fall Butternut Squash Stew
A seasonal stew great for enjoying fall flavors and produce.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Recipes
A bowl of green beans and mushrooms.
Green Bean Sauté
An easy side dish for Thanksgiving or any time of year!
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2020-11)
A bunch of kale.
Kale Soy Salad
A quick salad that is easy to prepare and tasty.
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2020-08)
Homemade apple butter in a jar.
Refrigerated Apple Butter
A homemade spread great on toast or gifted to loved ones!
Extension's Healthy Aging Program 2020, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, Newsletter - Healthy LIVING while aging! (2020-12)
Special Publications
Statewide Needs Assessment for Nevada's Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed), Final Report (Phase 1)
SNAP-Ed is a federally funded grant program that supports evidence-based nutrition education and obesity prevention interventions for persons eligible for SNAP benefits. This needs assessment describes the most pressing nutrition and physical activity needs of the SNAP-eligible population in Nevada.
Elgeberi, N., Luckey, B., Helm, M. 2022, Extension, University of Nevada, Reno, SP-22-16