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NDSU Extension offers the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the Family Nutrition Program (FNP) to help you eat smart, save money, and be active. FNP is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program Education (SNAP-Ed) program for North Dakota.

Eat Smart

The food you eat (as well as what you don’t eat) can affect your health. Our programs help you make food choices that support your health. EFNEP and FNP offer free nutrition and cooking classes to help you eat a balanced diet.

Save Money

Making healthy food choices on a tight budget can be tough. Our programs help you get the most from your food dollars as well as connect you with food assistance resources in your community.

Be Active

Being active is an important part of staying healthy. Our programs provide ideas to help you move more and start or maintain a physically active lifestyle.

Our Work

EFNEP and FNP (or SNAP-Ed) focus on working with North Dakotans with limited resources.

  • EFNEP works with youth and families with children.
  • FNP (or SNAP-Ed) works with individuals and families receiving or eligible to receive food assistance, like SNAP benefits.

Our educators meet participants in settings including schools, Head Start, food pantries, WIC offices, senior meal sites, public health clinics and local Human Service Zones offices (formerly Social Services offices). Educators offer flexible schedules and virtual programming to allow for greater access to our programs and services.

Our programs provide interactive, skills-based nutrition education for all ages. Participants cultivate positive nutrition, food safety, physical activity and food resource management behaviors. 

FNP also works with partners across the state to encourage the adoption of supportive policy and environmental changes that help make the healthy choice the easy choice.


"[EFNEP] has helped me to work more veggies into our meals and has helped to get my daughter to try new foods." - EFNEP adult graduate

"When planning and shopping for my meals, I am using the Stretching Your Food Dollars materials to help me stay within my food budget." - FNP adult participant

Impact Statements

Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Empowers North Dakota Families to Lead Healthier Lives: Download the EDNEP 2018 Impact Statement

Family Nutrition Program (FNP) Helps North Dakota Families Eat Better for Less: Download the FNP 2018 Impact Statement

For more information, contact Megan Ness Ditterick, Extension Specialist and Coordinator, EFNEP and Family and Nutrition Program

Connect With Us

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