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Oklahoma State University

Debra Garrard-Foster

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Coordinator - CNEP/FCS Assistant State Specialist

Human Sciences 301 (Room 007)
Stillwater, OK 74078
Phone: (405)744-9942
Fax: (405)744-1461

debra.greene_garrard@okstate.edu

Education

Degree Institution Area of Study
M.S. University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, Oklahoma Adult Ed. Professional Services in Home Economics
B.S. East Central University, Ada, Oklahoma Vocational Home Economics

Expertise

Improving Dietary Quality of Low-Income Families, Adult and Childhood Obesity Prevention, Community Nutrition Education

Presentations

PUBLISHED ABSTRACTS & PRESENTATIONS (past 5 years)

  • Garrard-Foster, D. Levels of Community Change, CNEP Area Coordinator Meeting, OKC, OK, December 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Curriculum and Outcomes Activity, Hunger & Health Issue Team Meeting. Norman, OK, November 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Learning by Dialogue, CNEP new paraprofessional training, Stillwater, OK.  Fall 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D.  PSE’s in EFNEP, EFNEP meeting at Society of Nutrition Education and Behavior, San Diego, CA, July, 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D.  State of the State CNEP Trends, OSU CNEP and Langton EFNEP Annual Conference, Norman, OK July 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Best Practices in PSE’s, Presentation at national Expanded Nutrition Education Programs (EFNEP), Washington D.C, March 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Teen Cuisine. Oklahoma Association of Family and Consumer Sciences Annual Conference, Enid, OK. March 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D.  Learning by Dialogue, Presented at CNEP state meeting, Stillwater OK, December, 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Bell, D. Stretching Your Food Dollar, OK Dept. of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Interagency Champion meeting, OKC, November 2015
  • Webinar Presenter RNECE-South Region Training Webinar: Policy, Systems, and Environmental (PSE) Changes in SNAP-Ed and EFNEP Programs 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Amaya, L.  Evaluation of Organwise Guys Program, Presented at state Organwise Guys Orientation and Kickoff Training, Oklahoma City OK, October 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D.  Menu Planning for Millennials, Presentation AAFCS National Meeting, Jacksonville Florida, July 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Food Allergies, Presented at OAFCS State Meeting, OSU Okmulgee, April 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Hermann, J. Hunger in Oklahoma, Presented Oklahoma Home and Community Education State Meeting, Norman, OK, March 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D.  Adult Learning Theory, Presented at CNEP Unit Meeting, Tulsa, OK, March 2015.
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Hermann, J. Health and Hunger Webinar, January 30, 2015
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Hildebrand, D., Cox, C. Evaluation of Organwise Guys Program, Presented at state Organwise Guys Orientation and Kickoff Training, Oklahoma City OK, October 2013
  • Tricinella, B., Garrard, D. Linkages to Community Resources to Address Childhood Obesity, Presented at the National Extension Galaxy IV meeting, Pennsylvania, September 2013
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Menu Planning, Presented at SE District Administrative Training, Sulphur OK, September 2013
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Menu Planning, Presented at NW & SE District CNEP Nutrition Education Assistant’s Training, Ada and Enid OK August 2013
  • O ‘Steen, S., Garrard-Foster, D.  Stretching your Food Dollar, State OHCE meeting Oklahoma City OK, July 2013
  • Garrard, D., Sheik, B.  Effective Youth Evaluation in EFNEP, Presented at state CNEP and Langston Conference, Stillwater OK, June 2013
  • Garrard, D. Selecting, Storing and Freezing Foods, Presented at state CNEP and Langston Conference, Stillwater OK, June 2013
  • Garrard, D., Tricinella, B. Connecting Community Resources to Address Childhood Obesity, Presented at Priester National Extension Health Conference, Corvallis Oregon, April 2013
  • Barbara, B., Garrard-Foster, D. Fruits and Vegetables all Month Long, Presented at two district OHCE meeting, McAlester and Muskogee OK, March 2013
  • Garrard, D. Learning by Dialogue. Presented at state NEA training, Stillwater OK, February 2013 

Awards & Recognition:

  • Continued Excellence Award, NEAFCS-2014
  • School Wellness Award- 2012
  • OCES Outstanding Faculty and Field Staff Program Group Award-2012
  • State Specialist Program Award, Ambassadors- 2012
  • Distinguish Service Award from NEAFCS -2010
  • Beverly Crabtree Public Affairs Award-2009

Grants:

  • Garrard-Foster, D., Amaya, L., Romano, D., Hermann, J., Sheik, B. Supplemental Nutrition Education Program-SNAP-Ed (ONE Program) USDA-FNS, OK Department of Human Services, ONE SNAP-Ed $2,212,851, October 1, 2016-September 30, 2017
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. NIFA/USDA, $1,109,073 FY16
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Amaya, L., Romano, D., Hermann, J., Sheik, B. Supplemental Nutrition Education Program-SNAP-Ed (ONE Program) USDA-FNS, OK Department of Human Services, ONE SNAP-Ed $2,263,768, October 1, 2015-September 30, 2016
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. NIFA/USDA, $1,110,706 FY15
  • Garrard-Foster, D., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Brown, B. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed (ONE Program). Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Southwest Regional Food and Nutrition Services Office, USDA, $2,071,706 FY 15,
  • Garrard-Foster, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program. NIFA/USDA, $1,110,726 FY15,
  • Garrard, D., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Brown, B. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed (ONE Program). Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Southwest Regional Food and Nutrition Services Office, USDA, $2,046,930 FY 14
  • Garrard, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, NIFA/USDA, $1,053,106 FY14
  • Cox, C., Allen, C., Garrard, D. 4-H Youth Voice: Youth Choice Grant: Awarded by National 4-H Council and funded by Wal-Mart, $30,000 FY 13-14
  • Garrard, D., Brown, B., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Phelps, J., Sheik, B. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed (ONE Program). Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Southwest Regional Office, USDA, $1,533,201 FY 13
  • Garrard, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, NIFA/USDA, $1,039,106 FY13
  • Garrard, D. OrganWise Guys. Oklahoma Caring Foundation BCBS, $38,000 FY 2013
  • Garrard, D., Maples, J., McDaniel, S., Moffat, S., Nickels, J., Miller, B. Irma Manning Award, Oklahoma Ambassadors, $2,000 FY 12
  • Garrard, D. Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, NIFA/USDA, $1,121,889 FY12
  • Garrard, D. OrganWise Guys, Oklahoma Caring Foundation BCBS, $41,930 FY 2012
  • Garrard, D., Phelps, J., Hermann, J., Hildebrand, D., Sheik, B., Brown, B. Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program- SNAP-Ed (ONE Program). Oklahoma Department of Human Services and Southwest Regional Office, USDA, $2,079,364.33 FY 12 

Professional Memberships:

  • Society for Nutrition Education (SNE)
  • National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS)
  • American Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (AAFCS)

Service:

  • Family and Community Leadership-Past Board Co-Chair
  • International Federation of Home Economics
  • AG Faculty Council
  • Oklahoma Family and Consumer Sciences Association (OAFCS) Foundation Chair
  • Oklahoma Family and Consumer Sciences Association- Past President
  • OCES Professional Development Committee Member
  • Oklahoma Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences-Past President
  • OEAFCS- Past Secretary
  • Business and Professional Women
  • Ambassadors-Past Board Member
  • Family and Community Leadership-Past Board Co-Chair
  • League of Women Voters-Past vice-president of local chapter