Families who enroll in EFNEP receive a series of lessons, at no cost to them, on how to choose and prepare healthy foods. Education focuses on…
- Selecting and preparing nutritious foods
- Managing food resources wisely
- Handling foods safely
- Participating in regular physical activity
In Madison County, Rosaland Rogers provides fun and engaging hands-on lessons to limited resource audiences. Funding for EFNEP is provided by the United Stated Department of Agriculture (USDA).
EFNEP saves money
EFNEP has been conducted in Tennessee for over 45 years and has proven to be a program with significant impacts. 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.