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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Food$mart participants learn about  eating healthy and being active.  Each session lasts 60 to 120 minutes depending on participants’ needs.  Lessons are taught in groups.

You’ll learn about …

  • Healthy eating and cooking for less
  • Saving money at the grocery store
  • Keeping food safe
  • Being active
  • Preparing tasty foods
  • Planning meals

With Food$mart lessons, you will receive  information on foods, recipes, and:

  • Calendar
  • Grocery shopping list
  • Analysis of diet
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Food thermometer
  • Graduation certificate

What is EFNEP?

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides hands-on nutrition education through a series of lessons.  Each group usually meets once a week, for five to ten weeks.  Best of all Food$mart is free to those who are eligible!

Who can attend?

Anyone with limited resources and young children (0 to 18 years old) living at home is qualified.  If you are eligible for SNAP (food stamps), WIC, Head Start or free and reduced cost school meals, you are automatically eligible for EFNEP.

Testimonials

“Helped me change my cooking habits, made my diet more healthful and live longer, and helped me save money.”

“Learning about the serving sizes and importance of  eating healthy was very helpful.”

“The thing that I liked about this program is that it showed me how to cook different foods, how to make healthy foods, and how to prepare foods the right way.”

“We were taught how to make different foods that I never had before and put them together to taste good.  The oatmeal pancakes, fruit, grapes, and pudding and the tofu and the other stuff were so good. I really enjoyed the program.”