Arkansas EFNEP Program
"As a result of the EFNEP Cooking
School, I have lost 48lbs and gotten off
my blood pressure medication."
(EFNEP Graduate, Phillips County)
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a program of the Cooperative Extension Service of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture Extension and Research. The United States Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Cooperative Extension Service fund the program.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is to empower individuals, families and youth with limited resources to acquire knowledge, skills, attitudes and behavior changes necessary to maintain nutritionally sound diets and enhance personal development.
2014 EFNEP Chopped-Cook Off Video presented during the Annual EFNEP Statewide Training
Arkansas EFNEP Audience
EFNEP adults focus on educational programs to enhance the quality of the families' diet. The adults are taught in small groups or individually by EFNEP assistants trained by Extension educators. The majority of participants complete the EFNEP curriculum in less than 8 sessions. The EFNEP youth program focuses on providing food and nutrition education to contribute to personal development of youth from families with low income. The youth are taught in summer or year-round enrichment programs conducted by EFNEP assistants and volunteers.
"EFNEP classes have been great! I really enjoyed the food tasting and recipes. I am
planning more meals and cooking more vegetables for my family."
(EFNEP Participant, Pulaski County)