What Is EFNEP?

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If you’re not familiar with EFNEP, EFNEP offers free nutrition classes to help families and youth cook healthy meals at home, be more active, save money on food costs, and handle food safely. In partnership with the Eat Smart Move More NC initiative, EFNEP Educators help families and youth adopt positive health behaviors to achieve and maintain a healthy weight. EFNEP is a program of Cooperative Extension through NC State University and N.C. A&T State University.

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EFNEP works to reach a diverse population within the target population of low-income families with children, pregnant women, and school-aged youth. Partnering with other organizations with a common mission provides these families and youth with the combined resources of each organization. 

If you would like to learn more about EFNEP or are interested in partnering with EFNEP, you can Judith Garcia at jcgarcia@ncsu.edu or call at (704) 283-3737. I am beyond excited to serve the community of Union County and look forward to working with you all