University of Vermont

Cultivating Healthy Communities

Expanded Food and Nutrition Program (EFNEP)

University of Vermont Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) empowers Vermonters to lead healthier lives through hands-on nutrition education. Programs serve income eligible parents, caregivers and expecting mothers, as well as children and teens. The best part? It’s free.

Participants Learn by Doing

EFNEP offers adult and youth programs, typically six sessions long and held in a community or home setting. Adult programs involve a combination of group discussion and hands-on activities designed to inspire participants to make healthier choices for themselves and their families. Children and teen programs work within community groups and schools to create fun, hands-on and age-appropriate nutrition education opportunities.

Participants learn to:

  • Prepare basic meals and snacks in a fun setting
  • Shop smarter on a budget
  • Grow and store fresh food
  • Follow and modify healthy recipes
  • Recognize what ingredients are in the foods they eat
  • Understand the importance of food safety
  • Appreciate the benefits of being active

Get Involved

Want to sign-up for a program? Have a question?

Contact your local EFNEP Nutrition Educator for more information about our services, eligibility and how to sign-up for a free program that best meet your needs.

The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture's   Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) currently operates in all 50 states and 6 territories.

Last modified January 20 2015 01:50 PM