How can I plan and prepare meals that are healthy?
How can I make my food dollars last all month?
These questions are especially challenging for those with limited resources. Through the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed), known as the Oklahoma Nutrition Education (ONE) program in our state, Oklahoma State University has helped individuals find the answers to these questions.
The EFNEP and ONE programs are two federal/ state partnerships that support nutrition education for the improved health of limited-resource audiences. Both programs provide nutrition education to limited-resource individuals and families within their communities and are delivered using a learner-centered approach. Program graduates report increased knowledge, enhanced skills and abilities, and improved conditions related to nutrition, health, and well-being.
EFNEP operates in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, and 6 U.S. territories and targets limited-resource adults with young children and limited resource youth. It uses a peer-educator interactive teaching model, which makes learning relevant and meaningful for participants. EFNEP has been achieving program results since 1969. The U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provide federal oversight. The Land-Grant University/ CooperativeExtension System delivers it locally.
SNAP-Ed operates in 52 states and territories and targets individuals and families eligible for the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program. SNAP-Ed uses both interactive and other approaches, such as social marketing campaigns. SNAP-Ed has worked cooperatively through successful partnerships since 1988. USDA’s Food and Nutrition Service provides federal oversight. The Land-Grant University/ Cooperative Extension System is a primary implementer of SNAP-Ed. NIFA serves as a liaison between the two entities.