University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Helping limited-resource families, children and pregnant women to shop smarter, eat healthier, and save money. Find out more >>

Food & Nutrition Programs

We Are What We Eat

University of Vermont Extension provides timely, research-based information and education to help Vermonters acquire skills to make informed choices about food, to promote healthy living and to support economic and social wellbeing.

Our food and nutrition education information includes topics on healthy eating, food access and home food safety and preservation for consumers, families, schools and communities, and food safety for producers and processors.

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Learning to Shop Smart with EFNEP Group Classes

As an intern in the UVM master’s in dietetics degree program, we learn quite a bit about the importance of providing nutrition education to limited-resource families. So, it was exciting for me to get off campus and observe in person the incredible outreach that UVM Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program ...

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Storing Fresh Garden Produce

Fresh fruits and vegetables require different storage methods and can be stored for various lengths of time. Some fresh produce including onions, potatoes and tomatoes, are better if not refrigerated.