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Cooperative Extension: EFNEP

Adult Programming

Clemson EFNEP provides adult learners:

  • A 10-session, interactive, research-based nutrition education program.
  • A nutrition education plan tailored to the needs of each participant.
  • Lessons delivered in group or one-on-one sessions.
  • A Certificate of Achievement upon completing the program.

EFNEP offers optional lessons addressing: 

  • Nutrition during pregnancy 
  • Feeding your new baby 
  • Feeding your baby solid foods 
    Feeding your children 

Adult participants in EFNEP learn how to:

  • Plan quick, easy, and healthy meals for their family.
  • Prepare tasty and nutritious recipes through cooking classes.
  • Keep foods safe.
  • Save money on food throughout the month.
  • Be more physically active.


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“I thought I did not have time for the sessions, but they actually saved time at the grocery store and in the kitchen.”


How to Qualify for Adult Programming

EFNEP includes programming for a diverse audience of adults and families with limited financial resources and who are eligible for Food Assistance programs such as WIC, the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP), AFDC, or Head Start.

The primary audiences are: 

  • Low-income parents and other adult caregivers (such as grandparents and guardians) who have primary responsibility for selecting, purchasing, and preparing food for their children. Emphasis is placed on families and caregivers of young children 
  • Low-income pregnant women/teens 
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“The EFNEP classes helped me to understand how to save money on a tight budget by planning ahead.”


Impact Data Snapshot

In 2023:

512 SC adults served

68% graduation rate

95% improvement in nutrition practices

88% improvement in food resource management

68% improvement in food safety

66% improvement in physical activity

Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Program
Cooperative Extension Expanded Food and Nutrition Program | 103 Barre Hall Clemson, SC 29634