The Cooperative Extension Service System's Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is a unique program designed to reach limited resource audiences - especially youth and families with young children. EFNEP operates in all 50 States and in American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. Extension professionals train and supervise paraprofessionals and volunteers who teach food and nutrition information and skills to limited resource families and youth.
The objectives of EFNEP are to assist limited resource families and youth in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed behaviors necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and the improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well being.
The Family Nutrition Program (FNP) is funded with Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), known as Food Assistance in Iowa, funds. In Iowa, local agencies and schools cooperate to provide nutrition information. The focus of the program is to deliver nutrition, food safety, and resource management education to food assistance recipients.

The Food Assistance Program provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet.

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