Gov. Mills notes success of Extension food education program

Gov. Janet Mills recently recognized the 50th anniversary of the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) available through University of Maine Cooperative Extension.

In her Oct. 24 letter, Mills acknowledged the program’s success in “providing hands-on education to parents, caregivers, and youth in the essentials of nutrition, food safety and security, food resource management, and physical activity.” 

EFNEP, the nation’s first nutrition education program for low-income populations, reached more than 5,600 low-income adults and youth in 2019 in Maine.