Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

What is EFNEP?

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides free training for people with limited resources to help them learn about and adopt nutritious habits and diets. EFNEP is a federal Extension program that operates through the Land-Grant Universities in every state, the District of Columbia, and the six U.S. territories. In Utah, EFNEP is a USU Extension program, serving Salt Lake, Davis, Weber and Utah counties.

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Our Mission/Goal

EFNEP assists limited-resource audiences in gaining the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behavior necessary to have nutritionally sound diets. It also helps contribute to personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being.

We provide free nutrition lessons to families and youth to help improve their quality of life by learning:

  • Basic concepts of food and nutrition
  • Buying skills
  • Meal planning
  • Food safety
  • Food resource management



Free Classes

Sign up for our FREE classes! You can choose your pace and take them individually, as a group, or as a family. All classes are available in English or Spanish.

*EFNEP only offers virtual classes at this time due to COVID-19.

To sign up by email, enter your name and phone number and a representative will call you to set up classes.

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Partnering Agencies

Utah EFNEP complements services provided by other agencies. We network with Utah State University Extension, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Program, Head Starts, Young Mothers Program for teenage mothers, Utah Department of Workforce Services, social services, food pantries, and youth programs, such as Boys and Girls Clubs.