Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

A 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 (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)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 Flyer Bookmark

Graphic of EFNEP brochure first panelEFNEP Promo Brochure Herkimer County






Finding a Balance (pre-diabetes / Type 2 diabetes focus) Promo BrochureHerkimer County FAB brochure 2016_Page_1






Healthy Children Healthy Families (parents of 3-11 year olds) Promo Brochure

HCHF brochure 2016_Page_1

45+ 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).  To read more about EFNEP and it’s history, see: http://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep

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