Recognizing the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)
April 15 – Mrs. Vida Harrison won the Excellence in Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) Peer Educator Awards at the EFNEP 50 Year Celebration. The work she has done as a EFNEP Peer Educator with Prairie View A&M University’s Cooperative Extension Program began September 1, 2007.
By staying abreast of current research, Harrison is better able to implement effective nutrition programs for the county she serves. Through the work she has done, her clientele has seen a 95% improvement rate in their diet quality and wellbeing, which is a true testament to her teaching skills. In addition to collaborating with extension agents in the CEP 4-H and Youth Development unit to implement the 4-H Food Challenge, Harrison has also collaborated with several outside organizations to provide nutrition education.
EFNEP offers nutrition education to limited-resource families and children. This program also helps participants gain the knowledge and skills to change their current attitude and behaviors when it comes to choosing nutritionally sound diets, and improving their health and well-being.
The Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) is funded by the U.S. Department of Agriculture, National Institute of Food and Agriculture (USDA/NIFA).
USDA is an equal opportunity provider and employer.