Making a Difference in Maine

UMaine Extension’s Eat Well Program brings nutrition education to limited-income families and youth in Maine and is funded through the federal Expanded food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP).

Infographic showing EFNEP (EXPANDED FOOD AND NUTRITION EDUCATION PROGRAM) data for Fiscal Year 2017. Youth: 73% improved nutrition knowledge; 47% improved food safety practices; 29% improved daily physical activity practices. Adults: 93% improved diet; 83% improved nutrition practices; 74% improved food resource management practices; 68% improved food safety practices; 38% increased daily physical activity by 30 minutes. Over 5,600 low-income youth and adults were reached through the UMaine Extension’s EFNEP in 2017.