Nutrition Education

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program logoUniversity of Maine Cooperative Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) delivers interactive food and nutrition education to income-eligible parents, caregivers, young adults, teens, and children. EFNEP is a free program — find out if you are eligible today!

You can participate in EFNEP through individual and group lessons in homes or community sites including schools. For more information, email extension.efnep@maine.edu or contact your local county office.

Now Hiring: EFNEP Community Education Assistants!

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Do you like working with youth and adults? Do you like teaching about nutrition and physical activity?

If that sounds like you, apply today to be an EFNEP Communication Education Assistant! We are looking to fill the following positions in these counties:

  • Androscoggin and Sagadahoc Counties: Community Education Assistant CL1 (EFNEP) 
  • Franklin County: Community Education Assistant CL1 (EFNEP)
  • Washington County: Community Education Assistant CL1 (EFNEP)
  • York County: Community Education Assistant CL1 (EFNEP)

For more information, contact  extension.efnep@maine.edu or 207.581.3188 or 800.287.0274 (In Maine).

For a complete job description/requirements or to apply for any of the positions listed above, either scan the following QR codes or click the button below the code to proceed to the job description in Hiretouch.


Distance Education with UMaine EFNEP

Are you or someone you know interested in improving you and your family’s health, saving money at the store, and learning basic nutrition tips? Are you part of a community agency that would like to host an EFNEP class through distance education?

Our educators now have the resources to conduct EFNEP nutrition education classes at a distance with the option of classes taught one-on-one or in small groups.


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For More Information:

You may email Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program at extension.efnep@maine.edu, contact your local county office or contact Kate Yerxa, MS, RD, University of Maine Cooperative Extension York Complex, Building #1, Room 201, Orono, ME 04469, 207.581.3109 or kate.yerxa@maine.edu.


The USDA National Institute of Food and Agriculture’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) currently operates in all 50 states, including Maine.

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