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What is EFNEP? The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program  (EFNEP) is free, federally funded nutrition education program that has been helping families who have young children for over 40 years.

Why EFNEP? The purpose of the EFNEP program is to contribute to the nation's health by helping families with limited resources improve the quality and adequacy of their diets through nutrition education that improves behaviors relative to the Food Guidance System.

Who is Eligible for EFNEP? Families with young children in the home and pregnant women are eligible for EFNEP but also must be receiving one of the following services: WIC, TANF, Free- and Reduced Lunch, Hoosier Healthwise, or  Headstart.

What is Taught? Basic nutrition, food safety, label reading, meal planning and cooking skills.

 
 

Who teaches the Sessions? Eight trained paraprofessionals, who live in the neighborhoods in which they teach, go into the homes of program families and teach 8 lessons.  The lessons are taught in a variety of hands-on, interactive ways. 

Program Results: Famlies who particpate in EFNEP are saving about $21.00 per person per month on their grocery bill.  View full results.

How To Participate: To enroll in EFNEP click here.