UGA Extension Office

Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food & Nutrition Education Program is funded through USDA NIFA and available through Cooperative Extension Services in all 50 states.  For over 30 years, EFNEP has been helping families with children learn how to eat healthier meals & snacks, stretch their food dollars and reduce the risk of food-borne illness.  EFNEP offers curriculum for adults and teenagers in 9th-12th grade and is taught as a series to encourage behavioral changes among participants. 

Visit the UGA EFNEP website to learn more. 

If your organization is interested in a series of classes, free of charge, please contact EFNEP Program Assistant, Suzanne Walker, at 912-554-7577 for scheduling. 



EFNEP Program Assistant, Suzanne Walker, can be found around the county providing nutrition education to businesses, groups and high school students.

Pictured: Suzanne and her Food Talk graduates from Brunswick Housing Authority. Everyone that graduated received a new set of pots & pans from the housing authority.


Food Talk Classes

The Food Talk curriculum is designed to teach limited- resource adults with children or “emerging adults” that are aged 18-24, how to make healthy food & lifestyle choices. Food Talk consists of eight lessons, each containing interactive learning through activities and recipe demonstrations.

Adults that enroll in the Food Talk series learn how to:

  • Plan low cost meals
  • Prepare quick & healthy meals & snacks
  • Shop for the best grocery store deals
  • Keep foods safe to eat
  • Eat right to prevent chronic disease


Benefits of graduating from Food Talk:        

  • Graduation certificate upon completion
  • Free recipe demonstrations & shopping tips
  • Learn skills towards building healthy habits

Teen Cuisine Classes        

Teen Cuisine is a series of six lessons that teach the youth life skills and promote optimal health. The curriculum encourages making informed food and lifestyle choices which can lead to positive eating patterns and improved health.  Each lesson consists of a variety of activities on nutrition, food safety, food preparation, and physical activity. 

Youth in 9th-12th grade qualify for the Teen Cuisine program.  Please contact us for scheduling.