Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Introduces Virtual Youth Nutrition Series: 

By: Diana Unger, Program Assistant, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Are you a teacher or other leader of youth activities looking for ways to engage your students in this era of remote learning?  The Ohio State University Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has a series of nutrition classes delivered live and remotely over the internet that is designed for youth!

The EFNEP youth curriculum includes lessons about nutrition based on MyPlate. Youth participants learn about the importance of physical activity, how to read nutrition facts labels, but most of all, the classes are fun and engaging.  Each weekly session in the seven-week series is approximately 30-45 minutes, delivered weekly, and the curriculum is available for a variety of ages.

If you are located in Montgomery, Clark, or Greene counties, and you would like to learn more about our EFNEP youth nutrition series curriculum (available for grades 3-12, all organized for their specific grade) or would like to schedule a youth series, please contact Nancy Lyons, Program Specialist – EFNEP, at lyons.489@osu.edu or at 937-206-5250.

Click here for a short video about the EFNEP adult and youth programs and their impact across the state of Ohio.

Eat Smart Be Active!

For limited-income parents/caregivers of children in the Montgomery County area.

Ohio State University Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is offering a free, online learning series for limited-income parents/caregivers of children starting Monday, October 26 at 6pm. The series is nine weekly sessions that last 45-60 minutes each. You connect via Zoom from wherever you are (connection details sent after registration) from a computer, tablet or mobile phone.

If you are looking for ways to stretch your food dollars, make nutritious meals, and learn about food safety in the kitchen, this free series is for you!

Choose 1 of the ways below to register (email address is required):

1. Contact: Diana Unger (Program Assistant, EFNEP) via email or text at unger.136@osu.edu

2. Contact Diana Unger by phone at 937-952-1619

Please reference “the series starting Oct 26” and include your first and last name, your email address, your phone number and your zip code.

3. Registration can also be completed at this link: https://go.osu.edu/efnep102620206pm_du


Join us via phone, tablet, or computer!

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) can show you how to eat healthier and be more active.

Select the link to learn how The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) can help you become more active and eat healthier!

EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program offered in several counties in Ohio for low-income adults with children and youth. Program assistants use interactive discussions and hands-on activities to guide participants through a series of meetings aimed at improving the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

The adult program teaches low-income adults with children how to make healthier food choices, manage their food resources, improve their food safety practices, and provides ideas on how to get active with their families.

The youth program teaches kids about nutrition, food preparation, food safety, and physical activity during a six-week, 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
Phone: 937-224-9654 ext. 120
Email: lyons.489@osu.edu

Learn more about EFNEP at the OSU EFNEP Youtube page or