About NEP - Nutrition Education Program

NEP is comprised of EFNEP and OFNP

Oregon Pears

  • Oregon Family Nutrition ProgramOFNP’s goal is to provide educational programming that will increase, within a limited budget, the likelihood that all SNAP recipients and those eligible for SNAP are making healthy food choices and choosing active lifestyles consistent with the most recent Dietary Guidelines for Americans. Programming covers the lifespan.
  • Expanded Food and Nutrition Education ProgramEFNEP is designed to assist limited resource audiences in acquiring the knowledge, skills, attitudes, and changed-behavior necessary for nutritionally sound diets, and to contribute to their personal development and improvement of the total family diet and nutritional well-being. EFNEP classes include curriculum for adults and youth.
  • 2013 Oregon SNAP-Ed Impacts

More about OFNP

OSU Extension contracts with Oregon DHS SNAP to bring nutrition education to limited income Oregonians. OSU Extension Service faculty and staff deliver community based nutrition education to adults and youth in 31 Oregon counties. Community partnerships are a key component of OFNP.

Participants learn practical skills in the following areas:

  • Healthy Eating and Activity
  • Increasing Household Food Security
  • Reducing Foodborne Illness

More about EFNEP

EFNEP is a unique program that serves limited income families in three Oregon counties – Lane, Multnomah, and Washington. For over 30 years, evaluation data have shown that Oregon EFNEP participants consistently improve their diets, make wiser food choices, and better manage their food budgets. Community partnerships are a key component of OFNP. EFNEP is designed to assist audiences in gaining new knowledge and skills in the following areas:

  • Food preparation
  • Food storage
  • Food safety

Watch two engaging videos about EFNEP:
USDA national video salute to EFNEP
Personal testimony of Jackie Joyner-Kersee