The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is the nation’s first nutrition education program. EFNEP is a Federal Extension (community outreach) program. Funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA).
EFNEP has been serving Louisiana families since 1969. Dedicated to reaching a diverse, limited resource population EFNEP; helps the community develop skills to make healthier choices that will lead to healthier diets. Using a hands on approach, EFNEP focuses on food related practices to help participants achieve personal and family wellness. Taught by peer educators who live and work within the community, EFNEP delivers research-based teachings through a series of interactive direct-education lessons. EFNEP also partners with community agencies to improve food and physical activity environments.
Mission Statement: The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
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