EFNEP

Program Contact: Karen Barale, EFNEP Leader
253-798-3262 • kbarale@wsu.edu

efnepThe Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program strives to deliver research-based information and education to clients in the home, classroom, or in community group settings to help Washington families, with limited resources, make better nutrition and health decisions. Our focus is the development of strong, nurturing families, healthy children, positive youth development, and savings in food and healthcare costs for clients.

EFNEP Statement

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

Program Objectives

Participation in EFNEP should result in:

  • Improved diets and nutritional welfare for the total family.
  • Increased knowledge of the essentials of human nutrition.
  • Increased ability to select and buy food that satisfies nutritional needs.
  • Improved practices in food production, preparation, storage, safety, and sanitation.
  • Increased ability to manage food budgets and related resources such as food stamps.
  • Improved physical activity behaviors.