Impacts and Successes
An estimated 11.6 million Ohioans are living in poverty. Obesity, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity disproportionately affect minority and low income citizens. EFNEP works to combat these growing numbers.
In 2015, Ohio EFNEP reached 3,767 adult participants with a total reach of 15,058 family members. Of those who completed the EFNEP program:
- 91% improved their nutrition practices
- 85% improved their food resource management skills
- 60% improved food safety techniques
- 57% increased vegetable consumption
In 2015, 10,766 youth participated in EFNEP. Of those that completed the program:
- 85% improved their diet quality
- 42% improved physical activity
- 42% improved knowledge of how to cook at home
- 49% improved food safety practices.
Check out the participant and agency testimonial to learn more about the successes of EFNEP in Ohio communities.
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