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Nutrition Education Program

Jefferson County Colorado State University Extension administers EFNEP (Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program), a program for limited resource audiences.

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What is EFNEP?

The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) provides hands-on nutrition education through a series of lessons. Each group meets once a week, for eight to ten weeks. Best of all, EFNEP is free for those who are eligible!

EFNEP participants learn about healthy eating and being active. Each lesson lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Lessons are taught one-on-one or in groups.

You’ll learn about:

  • Healthy eating & cooking for less
  • Saving money at the grocery store
  • Keeping Food Safe
  • Being Active
  • Cooking
  • Planning Meals

EFNEP also offers 4 optional lessons. You can attend one or all of these lessons:

  • Eating Smart and Being Active During Pregnancy
  • Feeding Your New Baby
  • Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods

With EFNEP lessons, you will receive nutrition information, recipes, and:

  • Water bottle
  • Grocery shopping list
  • Produce brush
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Stretch band and physical activity booklet
  • Food Thermometer
  • Cookbook filled with low-cost, easy-to-prepare and nutritious recipes
  • Graduation Certificate

Who can attend?

If you are eligible for programs such as Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) , WIC or HeadStart you are eligible for EFNEP.

Learn More

To learn more, or to sign-up for free EFNEP classes, please contact Brigid McDonnell, at (719) 510-9368.

Colorado State University, U.S. Department of Agriculture and Colorado counties cooperating Extension programs are available to all without discrimination. In Accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this institution is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, political beliefs or disability.

To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Director of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, and D.C.202509410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TYY). USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.

The Supplemental Nutrition assistance Program (SNAP) provides nutrition assistance to people with low income. It can help you buy nutritious foods for a better diet. To find out more contact, 1-888-818-0063.

How Do I Apply for Food Assistance?
SNAP Ed Recipe Finder
Jefferson County Food Banks


Nutrition Brochures

Impact Reports

Contact Us

Michael Lucero, MPH
Program Supervisor
(719) 510-9368