Tammy Coker attended Norfolk State University with a concentration in Sociology. Tammy’s career path lead her to the field of education with Suffolk Public Schools in1996. Her career field of education continued in 2008 with Virginia Cooperative Extension’s Family Nutrition Program. Tammy teaches basic nutrition in Newport News and surroundings areas to youth in grades K-12 where 50% or more of the population receive Free/Reduced lunches or SNAP benefits. A key component to Tammy’s success is community partnership to reach the youth in need of services.