EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program offered in several counties in Ohio for limited-resource adults with children and youth. Participants have fun while they increase their food prep skills, learn new recipes and techniques, and meet new friends.
EFNEP is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program operates through Extension offices at land-grant institutions in every state and in the six U.S. territories. In Ohio, EFNEP is administered by Ohio State University Extension.
Learn more about EFNEP at https://go.osu.edu/efnepclass and https://nifa.usda.gov/program/expanded-food-and-nutrition-education-program-efnep.
Summit County EFNEP has three program assistants who offer their programs to non-profit agencies, schools, churches, and community correction facilities, among others. Nicolette Decatur is the EFNEP program assistant for adult programming and Ashely Stitzel is the EFNEP program assistant for youth programming. They would be happy to visit area organizations to present their respective curricula and discuss how EFNEP may benefit those you serve. To contact the EFNEP program, please visit our staff page.