University of Maryland Extension

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) for youth is a free program for youth K-12. EFNEP nutrition programs help youth learn how to make healthy life style changes. A series of six to eight lessons are taught through games and hands-on activities so youth can better understand the importance of good nutrition. Topics include the MyPlate food groups, food preparation and taste testing of new foods, food safety practices, home gardening, physical fitness activities and other health related topics. To learn more about this program or to sign up a group of 5 or more children, contact Sara Barnard, EFNEP (youth) educator at sbarnard@umd.edu  or call (301) 724-3320.

     Sara Barnard with Beall Elementary students at Frostburg Farmer's Market

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