Our food and nutrition programs offer workshops to help families and children learn how to plan meals, prepare food for better nutrition and food safety and save money at the grocery store.
Nutrition & Wellness Programs:
Nutrition education and resources about healthy eating are available for families and youth. Educators provide curriculum to agency staff who can deliver programs directly to their own clientele as well as offering workshops directly to the public.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
Through a series of hands-on, interactive workshops, EFNEP participants gain practical knowledge and skills to help them improve food choices for better health and quality of life. EFNEP programs are for low-income participants and primarily geared toward pregnant and nursing women, families and youth.
Sports and Nutrition
Sports and Nutrition is a summer program that works with children, youth and adults to reduce obesity and improve dietary habits.
The CDC estimates that each year roughly 48 million people get sick; 128,000 are hospitalized; and 3,000 die of foodborne illness. The safety of Connecticut’s food supply is the responsibility of all who grow, process, sell, prepare and eat food. UConn Extension helps Connecticut residents find the food safety information and resources they need to help them produce and prepare safer food.