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#WeAreEFNEP Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Now offering online virtual classes via Zoom. If interested, please contact Ada Lopez ( or Ruta Fremicael (


EFNEP, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program, is federally funded and conducted through the Cooperative Extension Service in every state and U.S. territory. For over 50 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.

Georgia’s Food Talk Program

The Food Talk program is a free, 8-week nutrition education program. By attending a Food Talk class, you’ll learn from a nutrition educator how to eat more healthfully, feed your family on a budget, keep your food safe, and the best part -- you’ll learn how to make a delicious new recipe and get to taste it! Adults enrolled in EFNEP learn how to:
• plan low cost nutritious meals
• prepare quick and healthy meals and snacks
• keep foods safe to eat
• eat right and light to control sugar, salt, fat, and calories

Hablemos de Comida:

El programa Hablemos de Comida es un programa gratuito de educación nutricional de 8 semanas. Al asistir a una clase de Hablemos De Comida, aprenderá de un educador de nutrición cómo comer de manera más saludable, alimentar a su familia con un presupuesto, mantener sus alimentos seguros y la mejor parte: aprenderá cómo hacer una nueva receta deliciosa! Los adultos inscritos en EFNEP aprenden cómo:
• planificar comidas nutritivas de bajo costo
• preparar comidas y meriendas rápidas y saludables
• mantener los alimentos seguros para comer
• comer bien y ligero para controlar el azúcar, la sal, la grasa y las calorías

EFNEP Impact Report

In Dekalb County, 1 in 5 residents are food insecure and have low access to fresh and healthy food. This indicator results in poor health outcomes such as obesity and other related chronic diseases. Through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Program, DeKalb County residents are able to obtain the resources to improve nutrition practices to further prevent chronic diseases. Evaluation measures collected at enrollment and the time of program completion assess behavior changes related to the core areas of EFNEP – diet quality, physical activity, food safety, food resource management, and food security.

Dekalb County Adult Impact Report (2020)

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