Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
UVM Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the United States Department of Agriculture's National Institute of Food and Agriculture.
EFNEP empowers limited-resource families, children and pregnant women to shop smarter, eat healthier, and be active using a holistic approach to nutrition education. Participation in EFNEP should result in individuals and families experiencing improvements in four core areas:
- 1. Diet Quality and Physical Activity
- Improved diets and nutritional and physical well-being through the adoption of federal food and physical activity recommendations.
- 2. Food Resource Management
- Increased ability to buy, grow, prepare, and store food that meets nutritional needs.
- 3. Food Safety
- Improved household food safety and sanitation practices.
- 4. Food Security
- Increased ability to get food directly, and from food assistance programs when necessary, to ensure having enough healthy food to eat.
EFNEP serves limited-resource families in Vermont. This includes pregnant women and parents and guardians of children aged 19 and under living in their home.
Limited-resource is defined as having an income that is 185% of the poverty level or below. Persons eligible for 3SquaresVT and/or WIC, Head Start, free or reduced school meals or another similar program probably qualify.
To sign up for EFNEP or see if you qualify, contact the EFNEP Coordinator or any of our EFNEP Educators.
EFNEP Services in Vermont
Full coverage - EFNEP offers adult group classes, youth group classes, and individual home visits with adults anywhere in Chittenden, Bennington, Addison, Caledonia, Franklin and Washington Counties.
Limited coverage - EFNEP offers adult group classes and youth group classes in some parts of Orleans, Essex, Orange, Rutland, Grand Isle and Lamoille Counties.
Last modified March 18 2013 11:09 AM