Christine Parshall

Extension Teacher
Nutrition Connections Teacher
Phone: (603) 352-4550
Office: Cooperative Extension, Taylor Hall, Durham, NH 03824

Christine has worked with Nutrition Connections in Cheshire County since 1992.  Food and nutrition education felt like a good fit after experiences working as a farm intern, environmental educator, after school teaching assistant, and professional cook (including a year with Head Start).  Christine seeks to empower people to prioritize healthy lifestyle choices that are personal and achievable, whatever their circumstances.  Nutrition Connections programs bring nutrition knowledge and food skills to income eligible families, youth and seniors through individual, small group, and school based instruction.  In addition, Christine engages with community partners and coalitions working together to improve food access and health outcomes for all people.

Program Specialty Areas


  • Using concepts from the US Dietary Guidelines and MyPlate to make healthy changes in nutrition and physical activity
  • Stretching food dollars to eat better for less
  • Preventing illness by handling food safely
  • Fitting more physical activity into your life
  • Reading food labels to choose healthier foods
  • Helping children develop healthy eating habits
  • Cooking quick, low cost meals and snacks that are tasty and healthy
  • Eating healthier to help prevent chronic disease
  • Planning healthy meals

Education

  • B.A., Biological&Biomedical Sci.Rel., Queens College of the City University of New York