Impacts and Successes

Impacts and Successes

An estimated 13% of Ohioans are living in poverty. Obesity, poor nutrition, and physical inactivity disproportionately affect low income people. EFNEP works to combat these growing numbers.

In 2020, Ohio EFNEP reached 1,473 adult participants with a total reach of 5,632 family members. Of those who completed the EFNEP program:

  • 95% improved their nutrition practices/diet quality 
  • 85% improved their food resource management skills 
  • 83% improved food safety techniques 
  • 51% increased vegetable consumption 

In 2020, 5,148 youth participated in EFNEP. Of those that completed the program:

  • 85% improved their diet quality 
  • 48% improved physical activity 
  • 42% Children and youth improve their ability to prepare simple, nutritious, affordable food or gain knowledge 
  • 59% improved food safety practices

 Check out the participant and agency testimonial to learn more about the successes of EFNEP in Ohio communities.



Adult Participant

Youth Participant

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