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EFNEP – Adult Nutrition Education Program


Since 1969, the federally funded Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) has assisted limited resource families and youth in acquiring the knowledge, skills, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets and has contributed to their personal development and improvement of total family diet and nutrition welfare. In Washington, the program is administered by Washington State University Extension.

The 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.

Agency and School Partners

Moving Forward Together (MFT) Program Partners

Clark County Food Bank (CCFB)

Partners in Careers (PIC)

Salvation Army

Other Community Partners

Vancouver Housing Authority (VHA) – Rise & Stars Community Center


Second Step Housing

Children’s Home Society – Kinship Caregivers Services

Dept. of Corrections – Family Services

Educational Opportunities for Children and Families – (EOCF) Head Start and ECEAP Programs

Sea Mar Community Health Centers – Women Infants and Children (WIC)/ Nutrition Programs

Clark College – (ENL/ESL/ELL) Programs

Lutheran Community Services Northwest – ESL Programs

Vancouver School District

Evergreen School District

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Nutrition Education Topics

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