EFNEP Program Has Powerful Impact on Families, Health Care Costs

AMES, Iowa -- For more than 40 years, Iowa State University Extension’s Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Family Nutrition Program (FNP) have been helping low-income couples and families plan healthy, cost-effective meals — and saving health care costs.

The programs reach families who wouldn’t otherwise have access to nutrition education, said Peggy Martin, ISU Extension state specialist for EFNEP and FNP. “Our field specialists and paraprofessionals are breaking down the science and research and helping people understand the proper steps to a healthy diet and sound nutrition, creating a better life for parents and their children.”

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