Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
What is EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve their well-being.
Federally Funded in 50 states
EFNEP is a federally-funded program through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) that offers nutrition education to limited-resource families and children in all 50 states and U.S. territories.
In 24 Counties in California
In California, EFNEP is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension in 24 of California's 58 counties.
The USDA's National Institute of Food and Agriculture presented awards to two California women for their role in the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). EFNEP participant Johana Zacarias of Yolo County and Leah Sourbeer, the UCCE EFNEP...
For 50 years, UC Cooperative Extension EFNEP educators have taught Californians in their communities, at community centers, schools, Head Start preschools, churches and, sometimes, in their own homes how to lead a healthy life. The Expanded Food and...
When school's out, many children who live in poverty no longer eat nutritious meals like they do during school as part of the free and reduced-cost school lunch program. UC Agriculture and Natural Resources' Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program...