Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program

EFNEP is a federally funded nutrition education program for low income families and youth that has been in existence for almost 50 years. Nutrition education is delivered by paraprofessionals (supervised by professionals) in low income communities in all states and territories. In Massachusetts, we currently have offices in Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, and Raynham.

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Program identifies community participants.

Program Start (and End Dates): 

January 1, 1970


United States

Partner Notes: 

We have multiple community partners (over 120) in Springfield, Worcester, Lawrence, Brockton, Fall River, and low-income communities surrounding these cities. Too many to list individually here.

Program Director: 

Lisa Sullivan-Werner

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Program Contact: 

Lisa Sullivan-Werner

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UNIT: Colleges, Schools, Departments, Centers, and Institutes: 

College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment
College of Natural Sciences/Center for Agriculture, Food and the Environment/UMass Extension
School of Public Health and Health Sciences/Nutrition

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