Food Safety/Nutrition Education and Health

This program is designed to provide clientele and concerned consumers with current information on nutrition, food selection and preparation, food quality, diet, health, risks for chronic diseases and safe food handling practices to minimize the risks of food-borne illness. The program focuses on the needs of Georgians suffering from obesity, cancer, hypertension, diabetes and heart disease. Eating nutritious foods and increasing physical activity are promoted.

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

EFNEP is designed to help parents feed their children healthier meals and snacks, save money on food and reduce the risk of foodborne illnesses. Nutrition education is also provided to youth ages 4-18. EFNEP is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and offered in every state of U.S. territory. In Georgia, EFNEP is offered through Fort Valley State University and University of Georgia.