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What is EFNEP?

EFNEP is a federally funded program conducted through the Cooperative Extension Service in every state and U. S. territory.

For over 30 years, EFNEP has been helping families with children learn how to eat healthier meals and snacks, stretch their food dollars and reduce the risk of food-borne illness.
Faced with the challenges of paying rent, utilities, daycare, and other daily expenses, families experience the stress of trying to provide a variety of nutritious foods and maintain healthy diets on limited budgets. EFNEP provides a variety of tools and ideas to help families cut food costs and provide healthy meals and snacks for family members.

Families are eating healthier diets for less money than they spent on food before!

Adults enrolled in EFNEP learn how to:

• Plan low cost meals
• Prepare quick & healthy meals and snacks
• Shop for best food buys
• Keep foods safe to eat
• Eat right and light to control sugar, salt, fat, and calories

For over 30 years, EFNEP has been making a difference in people's lives. Over 80% of EFNEP graduates are able to stretch their food dollars farther and make healthier food choices by the end of the program.

The benefits of becoming involved in EFNEP.

• Receive free recipes and shopping tips
• Classes to fit any schedule
• Small group instruction
• Graduation certificate upon completion

If your organization is interested in a series of classes, free of charge, contact us at 706-857-0744

Food Talk Logo_redFood Talk is an adult nutrition education curriculum developed at the University of Georgia by EFNEP staff. This evidence based curriculum won a national award at the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences in 2009, soon after it was launched. Food Talk was designed to teach limited-resource adults with children how to make healthy food and lifestyle choices. Food Talk consists of eight lessons, each containing simple messages conveyed in an interactive manner, through activities and recipe demonstrations.

Make Meals in Minutes


This guacamole recipe is quick and easy to make.


  • 3 avocados

  • 1 lime, juiced

  • 1 teaspoon salt

  • ½ cup diced onion 

  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro

  • 2 roma tomatoes, diced

  • corn chips

  • (optional) ad1 pinch salt and a jalapeño


  1. Mash your avocados: Add them to a large mixing bowl and mash with a fork or spoon until they reach your desired consistency.  

  2. Mix in the remaining ingredients: Add in the tomatoes, onion, cilantro, lime juice, (salt, jalapeño if using), and stir until combined.

  3. Serve: Then serve it up and enjoy!!

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