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Denver Extension offers Nutrition Education throughout the community to at-risk populations. We offer the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum that provides an 8 session course where each meeting includes nutrition education, healthy shopping tips, physical activity, and a cooking demonstration. Best of all, EFNEP is free for those who are eligible! Each lesson lasts 60 to 90 minutes. Lessons are taught one-on-one or in groups.

EFNEP also offers 4 optional lessons. You can attend one or all of these lessons:

  • Eating Smart and Being Active During Pregnancy
  • Feeding Your New Baby
  • Feeding Your Baby Solid Foods
  • Feeding Young Children

Schedule a Program:

Nutrition Education programs are offered in English and Spanish throughout Denver. To schedule a class for your group, please email Brigid McDonnell at


EFNEP reaches roughly a half a million low-income adults and low-income families each year. Routinely, 80 percent or more EFNEP families report living at or below 100 percent of poverty and 70 percent indicate being of minority status. Chronic disease and poor health disproportionately affects minority and low-income audiences. Annual data confirms graduates: improve their diets, improve their nutrition practices, stretch their food dollars farther, handle food more safely, and increase their physical activity levels.

View the 2017 National Impacts of the EFNEP program.

Additional Resources:

Eating Smart Being Active Recipes (English and Spanish): Lots of healthy recipes for you and your family!


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