Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
COVID-19 ALERT: The Orange County Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is offering online options for nutrition education during the stay-at-home orders. Please contact us for updates and availability.
The health and safety of EFNEP participants, agencies, staff and our extended community is our number one priority.
What is EFNEP?
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) assists limited-resource families gain the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to choose nutritionally sound diets and improve their well-being.
Our bilingual community education specialists bring no-cost comprehensive nutrition education classes in English and Spanish to schools, community partners, preschools, after school programs, churches, health care settings, and more.
EFNEP helps families improve:
- Diet Quality and Physical Activity
- Food Resource Management
- Food Safety
- Food Security
EFNEP is federally-funded program through the United States Department of Agriculture National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA NIFA) that offers nutrition education to limited-resource families and children in all 50 states and U.S. territories. Find out more on our state-wide program page.