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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

Program Contact: M. Catalina Aragon, Statewide Public Health Nutrition Specialist
(253) 365-0306 • c.aragon@wsu.edu

What is EFNEP?

EFNEP national logo.

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a nutrition education program provided by Washington State University Pierce County Extension. EFNEP delivers nutrition education to low-income parents in four core areas:

  • Diet quality and physical activity
  • Food resource management
  • Food safety
  • Food security

What does EFNEP provide?

  • A 9 to 12 lesson, interactive, cost-free, research-based nutrition curriculum.
  • Adaptable material to meet each participant’s needs.
  • Lessons delivered in different languages including: Spanish, Cambodian (Khmer), Chinese (Mandarin), and English.

What curriculum does EFNEP use?

ESBA Curriculum Logo.WSU Pierce County Extension’s EFNEP Program uses the Eating Smart Being Active curriculum.

  • This is a 9 lesson series lead by an EFNEP nutrition educator.
  • Lessons are ~90 minutes in length.
  • Taught one-to-one or to a group at flexible times.
  • Upon completion, participants will receive a graduation certificate, cookbook, reusable water bottle, magnetic grocery shopping list, produce scrub brush, measuring cups and spoons, cutting board, refrigerator thermometer, and refrigerator magnet with safe internal cooking temperatures.

Who are EFNEP's community partners?

Some of our community partners include:
  • WIC agencies
  • Head Start and ECEAP centers
  • Community centers
  • Affordable housing
  • Shelters
  • Faith-based communities
  • Public libraries

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This page was last updated on December 13, 2021.

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