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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve their well-being. 

Federally Funded in 50 states

EFNEP is a federally-funded program through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) that offers nutrition education to limited-resource families and children in all 50 states and U.S. territories.

In 24 Counties in California

In California, EFNEP is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension in 24 of California's 58 counties. 

Healthy Communities blog
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    Creating family home cooking memories with love and gratitude

    Growing up in a traditional Asian Indian household, home cooking was a part of the daily routine and a cultural practice. At the time, acquiring cooking knowledge and skills was an expectation and considered normal. When I moved to the United States, I...

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    Creative, healthy cooking marks EFNEP's anniversary in Tulare County

    EFNEP, UC Cooperative Extension's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, partnered with Culinary Arts Program in Tulare County to celebrate EFNEP's 50th anniversary. Chef Jeff, who is leading the Culinary Arts Program, sponsored and conducted a...