man checking list while grocery shopping

Always prepare a shopping list. This will help you stick to nutritional foods.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is dedicated to helping limited-income families and youth to learn more about:

  • Feeding families healthy meals
  • Cooking low cost meals
  • Smart food shopping
  • Food safety
  • Understanding food labels
  • Utilizing food resources and services within the community.

EFNEP assists participants to acquire knowledge and skills to change attitudes and behavior necessary to improve diet, health and general well being. Every EFNEP participant receives a free computer food intake analysis, which provides data for the nutrition educator to customize the content of each class session. Classes are taught in English and Spanish to groups at various community sites or individual homes. The Nutrition Educators continually strive to help residents recognize the value of good food and nutrition and make food safety habit forming.

CCE nutrition educators provide the latest and most up-to-date nutritional information within the Food Guide Pyramid guidelines to participants, helping them balance their diet and dollars.

Community groups, including public libraries, shelters, food pantries, churches, independent living facilities, wellness centers, ESL and GED program facilities and schools seeking more information about our Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program can contact their local CCE office.


Edna Elling
EFNEP Nutrition Educator
585-268-7644 ext 20

Last updated March 19, 2020