UGA Extension Office


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 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.


EFNEP provides a variety of tools and ideas to help families cut food costs and provide healthy meals and snacks for family members. Adults enrolled in EFNEP learn how to:

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

Pregnant Women

The average weight gain for pregnant women enrolled in EFNEP, specifically for pregnant teens, falls well within the recommended weight gain range for pregnancy and the average birth weight of babies is 1-1.5 pounds above low birth weight. Pregnant women enrolled in EFNEP learn how to:

  • Eat healthy for moms-to-be
  • Properly feed infants and pre-school children
  • Provide positive food experiences for children


EFNEP offers a variety of nutrition education experiences for every family member! Fun food experiences, that teach children healthy food choices, are conducted with pre-school, Pre-K and school age youth through:






Additional Resources

Georgia EFNEP