Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) of the Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service is a flagship nutrition education program funded by USDA’s Cooperative State Research, Education, and Extension Service. Since 1969, EFNEP has worked in local Texas communities providing food and nutrition education to vulnerable limited resource families and youth. Today the program is located in eleven counties: Bexar, Cameron, Dallas, El Paso, Harris, Hidalgo, Kleberg, Nueces, Tarrant, Travis, and Willacy. Trained EFNEP educators teach basic nutrition, food safety, shopping on a budget, and food preparation skills to clients using hands-on activities and practical, easy-to-understand materials.
The EFNEP Leadership team met for their annual face to face meeting in College Station. The team had great discussions on improving the visibility of EFNEP through social media, meeting with local officials and sharing the program’s success stories.