The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program helps Georgia families eat better for less!
Funded since 1969 by the USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture and delivered through the University of Georgia Cooperative Extension, EFNEP offers practical nutrition and physical activity information, food safety education, food resource management strategies, and recipe demonstrations within community settings throughout the state.
UGA EFNEP delivers interactive educational sessions where participants try new recipes and learn how to improve nutrition practices, stretch their food dollars, and prevent food-borne illness. We provide all teaching materials and recipe ingredients at no cost to our partners or participants.
UGA EFNEP programming is based on the Food Talk curriculum. Food Talk 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.
EFNEP participants report significant savings on their grocery bills each month. Participants also improve diet quality, increase physical activity, and more often follow food safety guidelines.
If you are interested in participating in EFNEP, please contact Walker County Extension at 706-638-2548 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Apples (TP 112-5) Although apples are available in the store year round, the growing season in Georgia begins in late July and continues through the fall. Apples can be served any time of the day in a variety of ways. Grab a farm fresh apple for a fast snack.
Drinking Water is Important (C 1037-01) Learn why drinking water is an important part of keeping yourself and your family healthy, and help children learn about hydration by exploring wet and dry sponges.
Using Non-Perishable Items to Build a Healthy Plate (TP 109) In the current COVID-19 crisis, we find ourselves wondering how to eat healthy while staying at home. Making fewer trips to the grocery store means that our food needs to last us longer. Some are at a loss for what items they should stock up on. Using MyPlate as a guide, you can make nutritious choices by adding some of these non-perishable (unrefrigerated) food items to your diet.