Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Please note that nutrition staff are providing classes through Zoom, phone and Facebook Live until further notice due to COVID-19.  Referrals for new families with children are still being accepted.

Facebook Live graphic with words for the EFNEP workshop series



Expanded Food and Nutrition Program LogoA FREE program helping families with children eat better for less

Learn how to:

  • Save $$ on grocery bills and stretch your food dollars
  • Prepare low-cost quick and healthy meals
  • Keep your family healthy by staying active and eating right

Who is eligible for this program?  Families with children ages 19 and under (or pregnant) who are participating in WIC, SNAP,  Head Start, Medicaid, free or reduced price school lunches

Lesson series to choose from:

  • Breastfeeding (pregnant women)
  • Finding a Balance (pre-diabetes / Type 2 diabetes focus)
  • Healthy Children Healthy Families (parents of 3-11 year olds)
  • Eating Smart Being Active (families with children)
  • Choose Health: Fun, Food, and Fitness (youth grades 3-6)
  • Healthy Cents (families with children)

See our new “Stretch your dollars with EFNEP” promo. Stretch your dollars with EFNEP promo, made to look similar to a 100 dollar bill with the EFNEP logo in place of the face





For more information, call (315) 866-7920

Click here if you are from an agency and would like to make a referral:
Nutrition Education Program Referral

Click here for a “bookmark” referral document (3 per page):
EFNEP Information Bookmark


For more information on EFNEP in NY State, see Cornell University Food and Nutrition Education in Communities


50 Years of EFNEP in NYS

Since 1969, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has aimed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development of the total family diet and nutritional well-being (USDA, CSREES, 2009).  Read more about EFNEP and it’s history here.

Connect with Adopting Healthy Habits on Facebook.   And, their blog Day to Day Eats

Click below for resources available in Herkimer County:

Emergency Feeding Programs in Herkimer County –  2020

For information and the schedule for Immunizations in Herkimer County, see the Herkimer County Public Health page.

For great ideas on how to eat healthy and stay active, see ChooseMyPlate.


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