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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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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

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. 



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The UGA Extension-Richmond County EFNEP team is looking forward to delivering EFNEP Food Talk virtual sessions to our community!
EFNEP Food Talk virtual sessions are an excellent way to learn about new recipe preparation, saving money on your grocery bill, the importance of food safety and becoming an EFNEP graduate.

Contact your local UGA Extension-Richmond County office for additional information.

(706) 821-2350


Upcoming Events
  • Sep 29 - Oct 1 Meat & Poultry HACCP HACCP certification and training specifically geared to the meat and poultry industry. Covers processing, food safety, and USDA regulations. Must register by September 25. Class is limited to 20, so sign up early!
    • Athens, GA
  • Oct 4 - Oct 5 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Lanier County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association. Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the National Restaurant Association. A registration fee of $140 includes a course book, educational materials, instruction, exam, and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please see the attached brochure or call the Lanier County Extension Office.
    • Lakeland, GA
  • Oct 5 - Oct 6 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training's contact for details.
    • Waynesboro, GA
  • Oct 6 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training UGA Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF.
    • Madison, GA
  • Oct 7 - Oct 8 ServSafe Food Protection Manager Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in Bartow county. The fee of $140 includes course book, educational materials, instruction, exam and refreshments. Pre-registration required, please contact our office.
    • Cartersville, GA
  • Oct 13 - Oct 14 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Decatur County Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association. Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the National Restaurant Association. A registration fee of $140 includes a course book, educational materials, instruction, exam, and refreshments. Pre-registration is required. For more information, please contact the Decatur County Extension Office.
    • Bainbridge, GA
  • Oct 13 - Oct 14 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam UGA Rockdale County Extension provides the Nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for food service managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (NRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. The training is from 9am - 3:30pm, both days. $140.00
    • Conyers, GA
  • Oct 18 ServSafe® Manager Certification Training and Exam Georgia Cooperative Extension provides the nationally recognized and accredited ServSafe® training for foodservice managers from the National Restaurant Association Educational Foundation (FRAEF). Upon successful completion of the ServSafe® examination, the ServSafe® Food Protection Manager certificate will be issued by the NRAEF. Workshops are offered in multiple locations throughout the state; see each training’s contact for details.
    • Danielsville, GA
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