Ashley McLaughlin

Ashley K McLaughlin
Agent Associate
Expertise: Nutrition Education , School gardens, SNAP Eligible families , Teacher trainings , Cooking classes
Organizational Unit
Agent Associate
Ashley K McLaughlin
Food Supplement Nutrition Education
10632 Little Patuxent Parkway
Suite 435
Columbia, Maryland 21044
Phone (main): 410 715-6903
Fax: 410 715-6907
Nutrition Educator
Ashley K McLaughlin
Caroline County Extension Office
9194 Legion Road, Suite 4
Denton, Maryland 21629
Phone (main): 410 479-4030
Fax: 410 479-4042
Nutrition Educator
Ashley K McLaughlin
Queen Anne's County Extension Office
505 Railroad Avenue
Suite 4
Centreville, Maryland 21617-1138
Phone (main): 410.758.0166
Fax: 410.758.3687

Ashley is the Midshore Project Leader for the Food Supplement Nutrition Education (FSNE) program which covers Kent, Queen Anne’s, and Caroline counties. She started in November 2015 and has since built various collaborations in all five FSNE teaching initiatives: Healthy School Communities, Healthy Tots Healthy Families, Healthy Changes for Out of School Youth, Farm to Family, and Securing Food Resources for Families. Within these various collaborations, Ashley has paid farmers to come into the classroom at FSNE schools, funded school gardens, trained teachers and after school providers, partnered with culinary schools, distributed thousands of FSNE calendars, “I tried it” stickers, and cooking incentives, assisted in Home Grown School Lunch Events, and hosted grocery store tours. The goal of FSNE is to improve the well-being of local residents by intervening directly within the environments where individuals live, work, and learn. FSNE aims to positively influence the health knowledge and behaviors of low in come Marylanders through the delivery of multiple, intersecting methods of nutrition education. In addition to working directly with youth and adult participants, FSNE also delivers interventions that target the health policies, practices, and physician environments of delivery sites, thereby improving access to healthy choices.