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Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is an educational program conducted by the University of Tennessee Extension, Department of Family and Consumer Sciences. EFNEP is targeted to families and youth with limited income, particularly families with young children.

Families and individuals who enroll in EFNEP receive a series of lessons, at no cost to them, on how to choose and prepare health foods. Education Focuses on... 

§   Selecting and preparing nutritious foods 

§   Managing food resources wisely

§   Handling foods safely
 Participating in regular physical activity

EFNEP has been conducted in Tennessee for over 40 years. Through the years, EFNEP has proven to be a program with significant impacts at a low cost to taxpayers. A cost-benefit analysis of EFNEP in Tennessee showed that for every dollar spent to implement the program, $2.48 is saved on food expenditures. This can reduce the need for emergency food assistance and save money for other necessities.
Contact Information:                                                                                                                                  
UT/TSU Extension - Knox County                                                                                                            Partnering Agencies.pdf
City County Building
400 West Main, Suite 560
Knoxville, TN  37902-2411 
Office: 865-215-2340
Nutrition Educators: Kent Armstrong
                                Julie Bledsoe
                                Amy Dever
                                Rhonda Dudley
                                Lisa Shaddix   
Beth Brown, Extension Area Specialist