Nutrition Education

Celebrating 50 years: EFNEP, Expanded Food and Nutrition Education ProgramExpanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

University of Maine Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is free to income eligible adults with children and if you are eligible for programs such as SNAP, WIC, or Head Start. EFNEP is offered in Androscoggin, Aroostook, Cumberland, Hancock, Kennebec, Oxford, Penobscot, Sagadahoc, Somerset, and York counties.

In this FREE program you will learn to:

  • Cook new recipes
  • Choose healthy foods
  • Save money at the grocery store
  • Keep food safe to eat
  • Be more active

Contact Us: You can participate in EFNEP through individual and group lessons in homes or community sites including schools. For more information contact your local county office.

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Eat Well: Maine Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

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


EFNEP is making a difference in Maine!

Read more about program outcomes of EFNEP in Maine.


Other Nutrition Education Resources

Eat Well Newsletter: Our newsletter has timely articles along with delicious, money saving recipes for healthy eating and living.

10 Steps to a Heathier You: A video series to help you save money while making healthy food choices for you and your family. Each video is one step to help you achieve a healthy lifestyle.

Eat Well Online: 10 Steps to a healthier You!


For more information

Contact your UMaine Extension county office or

Kate Yerxa, MS, RD
University of Maine Cooperative Extension
York Complex, Building #1, Room 201
Orono, ME 04469
Phone: 207.581.3109
kate.yerxa@maine.edu