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EFNEP helps youth acquire knowledge, skill, the right attitude, and behavior to create nutritionally sound diets.

Students learn to:

  • Develop healthy eating habits
  • Choose healthy snacks
  • Increase physical activity
  • Practice safe food handling


Target Audience

The youth program aims to enroll youth who come from limited resource families in rural and urban areas.



Youth must be between ages 5-18 and qualify for at least one of the following: 

  • Attend a Title 1 school in which 50% or more of the students qualify for free or reduced price lunch or breakfast.

  • Receive free or reduced price school breakfast or lunch.

  • Come from families receiving food stamps or other federal assistance.


How can my child or school participate?

Find a local EFNEP program by searching for your County EFNEP Office


Program Delivery

The youth program is delivered by EFNEP staff or volunteer teachers in schools and community based organizations. Staff and/or volunteers utilize one of several University approved curricula. We provide our curricula at no cost when you partner with us and teach 6-8 one-hour lessons!