Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
To assist limited-resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.
Public Value Statement
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) in Colorado teaches participants healthy food choices for their families, how to be physically active and how to stretch their food dollars. This leads to savings for the community on food assistance programs, lowered health care and public assistance costs, and a decrease in the burden on social healthcare resources like Medicare. An increase in resilience and self-confidence among participants also leads to increased pride of community and better neighborhoods.