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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist families with limited resources in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets. Through an experiential learning process, participants learn how to make food choices which can improve the nutritional quality of the meals they serve their families. They also increase their ability to select and buy food that meets the nutritional needs of their family.

The University of Minnesota Extension provides EFNEP in the Twin Cities metro area for parents and their children. Community Nutrition Educators partner with community-based organizations to provide a series of classes. The hands-on, learn-by-doing approach allows the participants to gain the practical skills necessary to make positive behavior changes.

To learn more about EFNEP partnership opportunities, contact Fay McLain, EFNEP Program Coordinator, (, 612-596-2117 or 651-704-2068).

Other Resources

SNAP Education (SNAP-Ed) — Helping Minnesotans with limited financial resources make the healthy choice the easy choice.

Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) and Food Assistance ProgramsMinnesota Department of Human Services — Learn how to apply for food assistance and other food support.

Women, Infants, & Children (WIC) ProgramMinnesota Department of Health — Supplemental food program for pregnant women, infants and children. Find an office near you: English | Spanish | Hmong | Somali

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