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EFNEP: Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program

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
  • Improve the diets of family members
  • Keep food safe, reducing waste and food-borne illness
  • Use leftovers
  • Move more every day
  • Move more and watch less
  • Replace sugary beverages with healthy options

How do I participate?

Contact your local Cooperative Extension 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, Food Pantries , Family Resource Centers, Housing Centers, Faith Communities, Job Clubs, and English as a Second Language (ESL) classes.

If you wish, EFNEP may also be offered to you individually in your home.

Click here for information on EFNEP in Onslow County