Throughout New York State, Cornell Cooperative Extension offers the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). Orleans County CCE is part of this initiative and now offers the EFNEP program, which helps adults who care for children make healthy food choices and increase physical activity.
EFNEP consists of 6 to 8 lessons focused on making healthy food choices, budget friendly decisions, and opportunities for physical activity. The EFNEP program can be held at a local community center, school, church, library, or other meeting room space. EFNEP lessons are also offered at the Orleans County 4-H Fairgrounds in the Trolley Building Kitchen. Access to a kitchen or kitchenette is helpful, but not required, to host the program.
EFNEP covers why eating fruits, vegetables, and whole grains is important; understanding food labels and unit pricing; meal planning; and shopping on a budget. There will be cooking demonstrations and food tasting at every class! For more information or to register, see Orleans County CCE’s EFNEP brochure (PDF).
The EFNEP program is FREE! If you are interested in eating better while saving money, contact Natalie Heller at 585-798-4265 ext. 24 or firstname.lastname@example.org for details. Natalie joined Orleans County CCE in March 2015 as the EFNEP Nutrition Educator. She is organizing classes throughout the year and now is the perfect time to start eating healthy!
Last updated December 2, 2016