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EFNEP: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

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Feed your family better food for less money!

EFNEP helps adult participants learn skills and strategies to feed their family nutritious meals on a limited budget and improve their overall health. The skills learned also help families learn how to change behaviors that place them at risk for overweight and the diseases associated with being overweight like heart disease and diabetes.

Participants learn to:

  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Eat more meals at home
  • Prepare healthy and tasty meals for their families
  • Control portion sizes
  • Adopt life-long healthy habits
  • Keep food safe, reduce food waste, and decrease food-borne illness
  • Use leftovers
  • Increase daily physical activity
  • Move more and watch less
  • Replace sugary beverages with healthy options

How do I participate?

Contact your local Cooperative Extension Office to learn more about EFNEP in your county. Participation is free and is offered at a variety of sites convenient to you.

EFNEP is taught in collaboration with many organizations including local WIC clinics, Head Start Centers, After-School Groups, Foster Care Centers, Food Pantries, Family Resource Centers, Housing Centers, Faith Communities, Job Clubs, GED and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

Adult and Youth classes are available. If you have a group you would like to sign up for classes, or you would like to learn more information in Onslow County, contact:

Paige Svetahor


Written By

Alyssa Jackson, N.C. Cooperative ExtensionAlyssa JacksonEFNEP Educator, Family and Consumer Sciences Call Alyssa Email Alyssa N.C. Cooperative Extension, Onslow County Center
Page Last Updated: 2 years ago
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