What is the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program?
EFNEP offers a series of interactive, practical lessons in basic nutrition, food preparation, food budget management, and food safety in settings convenient for you. The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is sponsored by the USDA and implemented by K-State Research & Extension.
Participants will learn how to:
- Buy healthy food on a budget.
- Plan nutritious and quick meals.
- Prepare and taste recipes your family will love.
We serve parents with young children and pregnant women who are eligible for:
- Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)
- Head Start
- Children who receive free and reduced lunch
EFNEP lessons include:
- Planning low cost nutritious meals
- Preparing quick and healthy meals
- Healthy food choices for busy families
- Getting the best food buys
- Keeping foods safe to eat
- Healthy eating for moms to be
- Healthy eating for teen moms
- Feeding your infant/preschool child
- Nutritious snacks for children
- Eating "right and light"-ways to control sugar, salt, fat and calories
If you enroll in our classes, you agree to:
- Participate in 8-12 teaching sessions
- Complete enrollment forms
- Participate in cooking activities and try different recipes
- Practice newly learned skills and have some food recipe items on hand
EFNEP offers series of classes and are completely FREE!