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.

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.

Learn more about EFNEP Online for Adults

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.


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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