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Cornell Cooperative Extension of Suffolk County » Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

EFNEP is dedicated to helping limited-income families and youth to learn more about:

  • Feeding families healthy meals
  • Cooking low cost meals
  • Smart food shopping
  • Food safety
  • Understanding food labels
  • Utilizing food resources and services within the community.

EFNEP assists participants to acquire knowledge and skills to change attitudes and behavior necessary to improve diet, health and general well being. Every EFNEP participant receives a free computer food intake analysis, which provides data for the nutrition educator to customize the content of each class session. Classes are taught in English and Spanish to groups at various community sites or individual homes. The Nutrition Educators continually strive to help residents recognize the value of good food and nutrition and make food safety habit forming.

 

CCE nutrition educators provide the latest and most up-to-date nutritional information within the Food Guide Pyramid guidelines to participants, helping them balance their diet and dollars.

Community groups, including public libraries, shelters, food pantries, churches, independent living facilities, wellness centers, ESL and GED program facilities and schools seeking more information about our Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program can call Dr. Zahrine Bajwa at (631) 727-7850 ext. 347 or e-mail her at zb12@cornell.edu.

Groups, families and individuals looking for information on stretching food dollars, cooking low cost nutritious meals, food safety, reading food labels, and general nutrition guidelines for better health can call us at (631) 727-7850.