UGA Extension Office

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program


UGA EFNEP delivers an interactive educational series called Food Talk where participants learn new recipes, how to stretch their food dollars, and prevent food-borne illness.

The Food Talk curriculum is designed for caregivers and parents of young children as well as pregnant women and teens. Families who are eligible for any type of public assistance are eligible for EFNEP. Participants improve diet quality, increase physical activity, and more often follow food safety guidelines.


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

Improved diets of pregnant women can lower the risk of babies being born with birth defects or of 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

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) 821-2350. 

Click the button below to access a list of recipes! 

EFNEP Department