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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

Students receive EFNEP Certificate.

Edison Job Corps Academy Deputy Director and Middlesex County EFNEP Supervisor and staff present students with their
Certificates of Completion as part of Job Corps Winter Luncheon event.


EFNEP Brochure (Adobe PDF) ​

What is EFNEP?
The NJ Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program is a Rutgers Cooperative Extension program aimed at reducing hunger and preventing obesity by delivering practical information on nutrition, re-source management, food safety and in-creasing physical activity among limited-resource families and youth not served by the NJ Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (NJ SNAP-Ed).


This is accomplished by working with community based agencies, programs and schools. The program is funded by USDA’s CSREES Smith Lever funds.

Education is delivered in a series of at least 6 classes presented at your site by our Community Assistant educators who are paraprofessionals trained at Rutgers in the basic nutrition concepts found in MyPlate and the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010.

​The desired outcomes of our education are as follows:
Improved diets and nutritional welfare; 
Increased knowledge of the essentials of human nutrition; 
Increased ability to select and buy food that satisfies nutritional needs; 
Improved practices in food production, preparation, storage, safety and sanitation; 
Increased ability to manage food budgets and related resources such as food stamps.​

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Rutgers Cooperative Extension            of
Middlesex County
EFNEP
42 Riva Avenue
North Brunswick, NJ 08902​
Phone Number(732) 398-5269​
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