EFNEP is a free program offered in 15 Ohio counties. The adult program serves limited resource adults with children in the household. EFNEP teaches caregivers how to make healthier, safer, and lower-cost food choices for themselves and their families while boosting their ability to choose and buy food that is healthier for their families. They also gain new skills in food preparation, storage, and safety, learn how to better manage their food budgets, and how to increase their physical activity levels. Ohio EFNEP also provides specialized education to pregnant for new mothers which take into account healthy parenting styles and techniques.
The adult program is a series of nine weekly group meetings headed by an EFNEP Program Assistant. EFNEP strives to meet participants where they are at by providing classes are held in various parts of the local community. The local community areas include partnership with local and state agencies. The benefits of participating in EFNEP classes include new employment, long-term health benefits and family engagement.
Adult participants are asked to complete an enrollment form, short survey, and a 24-hour food recall during the first and last lesson.
Ohio EFNEP strives to provide the most up to date, evidenced-based knowledge in their practice and teaching. The adult curriculum, Eating Smart • Being Active is an evidence based, nutrition education and obesity prevention curriculum based on the socio-ecological model.
Click one of the following county names for local contact information: Clark, Columbiana, Cuyahoga, Franklin, Greene, Hamilton, Jackson, Lawrence, Lorain, Lucas, Mahoning, Montgomery, Portage, Stark and Summit.