EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program) is a free nutrition education program offered in several counties in Ohio targeting families with limited resources. Program assistants use interactive discussions and hands-on activities to guide participants through a series of lessons aimed at improving the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

EFNEP teaches both adult and youth participants healthy eating strategies, food safety, budgeting food dollars, and the importance of physical activity. Our 9-week series includes lesson enhancements, healthy food tastings, recipe demonstrations and an opportunity to share and learn with others. Graduates will receive a Certificate of Completion from OSU Extension. 

EFNEP is funded by the National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA), a branch of the United States Department of Agriculture (USDA). The program operates through Extension offices at land-grant institutions in every state and in the six U.S. territories. In Ohio, EFNEP is administered by Ohio State University Extension.

Nancy Lyons, EFNEP Program Specialist; lyons.489@osu.edu937-637-6540

Greg Krouse, EFNEP Program Assistant

Erin Neely, EFNEP Program Assistant


Learn more about EFNEP at http://fcs.osu.edu/nutrition/efnep and http://www.nifa.usda.gov/nea/food/efnep/about.html.