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50th Anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

For 50 years, EFNEP has been reaching some of the most vulnerable populations by helping them to use their resources to keep healthy food in their homes and healthy meals on their tables. EFNEP with the University of Maryland Extension hosted their own 50th Anniversary Celebration this past May 8th at Mulligans Grill & Pub at the University of Maryland’s Golf Course. At this event, they honored their EFNEP Champions, those who have gone above and beyond to help their program with recruitment, participation, and graduation, from across the state. In particular, they honored some stellar partners from Prince George’s County. Ms. Peggy Higgins and Ms. Abigail Delgado, from College Park Youth & Family Services, were honored for their work with EFNEP in the College Park area. They were instrumental in recruiting the parents and children who attended their family-centered nutrition classes. They even provided a free shuttle to Shoppers so that their families could attend the grocery store tours that EFNEP hosted at the end of their series. Ms. Tamara Nunes, from Sowing Empowerment and Economic Development, Inc., was also honored at the event for her effort in recruiting parents who frequented the food pantry at SEED in Riverdale. Not only did she help promote the participation of her families to attend our nutrition classes, she also provided the families free food items from the food pantry for completing the nutrition classes. Ms. Constance Toh, a science teacher at Dwight D. Eisenhower Middle School with Prince George’s County Public Schools, was also honored for implementing fun, interactive nutrition classes after school with her nutrition and gardening club students. Ms. Luz Berna, Parent Engagement Assistant at Calverton Elementary School with Prince George’s County Public Schools, was honored for doing a great job in recruiting the parents from Calverton Elementary to participate in the nutrition classes. To make the nutrition classes open for all parents, she even broadcasted the nutrition classes using Facebook Live technology.

We are so thankful to the community partners for their amazing contributions to our EFNEP program in Prince George’s County! If you would like to know more about how to start a new partnership with EFNEP in Prince George’s County, please contact Denise Benoit-Moctezuma at 301-779-2806, ext. 700 or at


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