Since 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has successfully addressed critical societal concerns by employing paraprofessional staff and influencing nutrition and physical activity behaviors of low-income families, particularly those with young children. Through a community-based, relationship-driven, hands-on educational approach, EFNEP has directly impacted economic, obesity, and food insecurity challenges that hinder the health and well being of this nation
EFNEP is a free program designed to assist limited-resource families learn how to eat healthy meals on a budget, make better food choices, and increase physical activity, thereby improving nutritional well-being.
As a result of EFNEP education, graduates of the program
The EFNEP program is funded by USDA through Cornell University.
Last updated July 26, 2019