Free Nutrition Classes Offered
Are you an adult with school-age children? Do you or your family currently participate in Head Start, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Work First, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Food and Nutrition Services, or Medicaid? If so, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offers a series of FREE classes for you and your family to learn how to eat smart and move more.
For more than 50 years, EFNEP has worked with families in NC to encourage positive behavior change. We help families and youth. Through our hands-on classes, participants will learn how to cook and eat more meals at home, eat more fruits & veggies, and save money on food. No cooking experience needed. Come join us, today!
Angie Lawrence has worked with youth and their families through 4-H and Cooperative Extension for more than 12 years. Interested participants enroll and complete at least six 60-minute hands-on sessions.
Graduates receive items to help them eat smart and move more at home. These items include: Cooking with EFNEP cookbook, recipe handouts, instant-read thermometer, measuring cups, and more!
Classes are held county-wide at community buildings, learning centers, churches, and at the NC Cooperative Extension office in Bolivia.
Angie’s partners and participants have shared:
"I learned very practical exercises to do at home. Also (I learned) to include more fruits and vegetables in my diet, and how to read the nutritional value on the labels."
-Brunswick County EFNEP program participant
“I always see ads discouraging the consumption of soda and energy drinks but to see (in the EFNEP class) the amount of sugar actually added … (it) has made me wanna make a change.”
-A Southport Parks and Recreation Staff
“Families learned (in classes) what foods keep you "full" for longer and why; also, (we learned how) the benefits of canned, dried, and frozen fruits/vegs helped the family take less trips to the grocery store and (helped them) save money in unnecessary spending.”
- Brunswick County Migrant Education Program/English as a second Language (MEP/ESL)
If you would like to partner with the EFNEP or enroll in classes, please contact EFNEP Educator Angie Lawrence, firstname.lastname@example.org, 910-253-2610.
EFNEP works in partnership with the Eat Smart Move More NC initiative and EFNEP is a program of Cooperative Extension through NC State University and NC A&T State University.
Visit our web page to see HOW EFNEP Works: https://ncefnep.org/program-impact/ .