EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program offered in 16 counties in Ohio targetting low-income adults who care for children. Program assistants use interactive discussions and hands-on activities to guide participants through a series of lessons aimed at improving the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
The EFNEP adult curriculum teaches how to make healthier food choices, manage their food resources, improve their food safety practices, food security, and provides ideas on how to get active with their families.
The youth program teaches EFNEP's youth curriculum students about healthy eating, food preparation, food safety, and the importance of daily physical activity. Youth Series are 45-60 minutes long and are taught during a 7 week period offering an interactive program in classrooms, after-school programs/camps, and summer feeding sites.
EFNEP is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program operates through Extension offices at land-grant institutions in every state and in the six U.S. territories. In Ohio, EFNEP is administered by Ohio State University Extension.
Community leaders seeking nutrition education for an organization, after-school program, school or business may contact
Nancy Lyons, EFNEP program specialist
Learn more about EFNEP at the OSU EFNEP Youtube page or