Amanda Root is the Community Nutrition and Health Program Leader at Cornell Cooperative Extension in Jefferson County. She oversees numerous programs and initiatives designed to impact individuals, families, and communities with a specific focus on making healthy choices easier. Current programming is focused on:
She has extensive experience in curriculum writing in the areas of food safety, nutrition, education, and parenting. Amanda has worked in the world of non-profits for over a decade and specializes in fund development through grant writing. She has worked on all aspects of grants including writing, program start up, budgeting, and reporting and is a member of the Grant Professionals Association.
Amanda is also a member of the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences, served as the Vice President of Members Resources and has received several awards from the organization including:
She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education from the State University of New York in Oswego, New York and a Master’s Degree in Literacy from the State University of New York in Potsdam, New York. She holds teaching certifications in Elementary Education, Literacy, Adult Education, and Parenting Education. In addition, she received her Family Development Credential from Cornell University, is an Advancing Youth Development Trainer, and holds a Leadership Certification from Cornell University Cooperative Extension.