Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program


Expanded Food and Education Program: Helping consumers maximize, and safely serve and store the food they have!

EFNEP is a nutrition education program for limited-resource youth and families delivered through the Cooperative Extension Service in every state and U.S. territory.

  • During the current pandemic, nutrition security has taken center stage. Families are struggling to put healthy food on the table. In these uncertain times, it’s important for communities to have the resources they need to help feed and nurture families.
  • People need the skills to prepare foods and know what food they can store in their limited space in difficult times. This skills gap was magnified during the pandemic.
  • The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) does just that. Using nutrition education to help low-income families and youths gain knowledge and skills for increased food security, the program also provides participants reliable information about food resource management in both food shopping and preparation skills, and helps create an understanding of food safety practices.


Last updated October 11, 2022