Many Delaware families have experienced hardships due to the ongoing slump in the economy. University of Delaware’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) works with low-resource families with young children to develop the knowledge, skills, and behaviors needed to improve their diet. Families learn to make informed choices about low-cost, nutritious foods, to manage food resource and finances, and to become self-sufficient. The free program helps parents provide nutritious food for their families, leading to healthy children and strong families EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program begun in 1969 utilizing trained paraprofessionals to teach limited resource at risk families in their homes or in groups at community sites. Food and nutrition topics are taught in a series, which is designed to lead to behavior change of participants.
For more information about the program, call 302-831-2524. To arrange for classes or to sign up for a class contact the team in your county.
|New Castle County||Sussex County||Statewide (Bilingual)|
|(302) 831-1095||(302) 856-7303||(302) 730-4000|