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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

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The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a national program that uses practical, evidence-based lesson series to help low-income families and youth eat better and get more active on a budget.

EFNEP hires peer educators who are from the communities they serve. Class series are taught by the educators who have been trained by Rutgers professionals to provide low-income adults, teens, and youth the knowledge, skills, and motivation to improve their families’ diets, food security and activity levels and who, based on their common experiences with their class participants, provide education that is relevant to their needs.