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About the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a comprehensive health education program developed with the dual-purpose of offsetting the rising national epidemic of chronic illnesses and diseases and assisting families on government-assistance on stretching their food dollars. Since 1969, the EFNEP has provided families throughout the United States and its territories the latest research on health and nutrition to improve their quality of life.

The EFNEP is based on the popular education model. The EFNEP allows participants to engage and lead the conversation with a trained nutrition education facilitator. Topics covered include food safety practices, saving money on food, improving food security, and healthy diet and exercise. Programming typically covers six to nine lessons but can be customized up to 21 lessons. Churches, community colleges, and medical clinics are sites where EFNEP typically is offered, but not limited to. 

If you are interested in bringing the EFNEP into your community, contact Ahira Sanchez at 919-989-5380 or via email

For online information, visit NC EFNEP.