Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
What is EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides hands-on nutrition education through a series of lessons. Each group usually meets once a week for six to ten weeks. Best of all it is free to those who are eligible!
EFNEP participants learn about eating healthy and being active. Each session lasts 60 to 120 minutes depending on participants’ needs. Lessons are taught in groups.
Who can attend?
Anyone with limited resources and young children (0 to 18 years old) living at home is qualified. If you are eligible for SNAP (food stamps), WIC, Head Start or free and reduced cost school meals, you are automatically eligible for EFNEP.
You will learn about:
- Healthy eating and cooking for less
- Saving money at the grocery store
- Keeping food safe
- Being active
- Preparing tasty foods
- Planning meals
With EFNEP lessons, you will receive information on foods, recipes, and:
- Calendar or cookbook
- Grocery shopping list
- Analysis of diet
- Measuring cups and spoons
- Food thermometer
- Graduation certificate
"Learning about the serving sizes and importance of eating healthy was very helpful."
“The thing that I liked about this program is that it showed me how to cook different foods, how to make healthy foods, and how to prepare foods the right way.”
“Helped me change my cooking habits, made my diet more healthful and live longer, and helped me save money.”
“We were taught how to make different foods that I never had before and put them together to taste good. The oatmeal pancakes, fruit, grapes, and pudding and the tofu and the other stuff were so good. I really enjoyed the program.”
Schedule an EFNEP class
The University of Delaware EFNEP curriculum includes Eating Smart & Moving More for Adults and Teen Cuisine for 6th-12th grades. During the summer, EFNEP educates youth using a different curriculum for ages 3rd-5th grades. Please complete the form below to schedule a class for your group!