Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
EFNEP is an Extension education program designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets.
Since 1969, EFNEP has improved the diets and food-related behaviors of program participants. Each year EFNEP enrolls more than half a million new program participants. In 2012, EFNEP reached 130,485 adults and 479,398 youth directly and nearly 400,000 family members indirectly.
EFNEP brings together federal, state, and local resources to target two primary audiences: low-income families with young children and low-income youth. The program operates in over 800 counties throughout the 50 states, 6 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia. Each year, more than 500,000 new participants complete the program.
EFNEP in Wyoming
The Cent$ible Nutrition Program is part EFNEP and part SNAP-Ed. Our program was featured in the 2012 national impact report for the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This annual report shares the national cumulative impacts of research-based low-income nutrition education efforts through land-grant universities in all states and territories. It represents work with 130,485 adults and 479,398 youth through series-based, hands-on nutrition programming. Each year a few narrative success stories are featured and this year a story from a Wyoming participant, from Fremont County, was included.
|A legally blind married couple saved $200 a month by cooking at home and avoiding processed foods and take out. Both learned basic cooking skills and basic nutrition through the exceptional instruction of the EFNEP paraprofessional. The couple purchased an electric skillet with a Braille control knob to continue making the recipes they learned. They make eggs for breakfast instead of eating packaged breakfast bars and homemade stew is their new favorite dish. — Wyoming EFNEP|