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EFNEP Success Story

Improving the health of North Carolina’s limited resource families requires Extension programs to collaborate with each other. Over the past year, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and NC State’s SNAP-Ed Steps to Health Program (STH) identified ways to work together to form sustained partnerships that enhanced the level of programming offered to program participants. By partnering together, the programs have begun to move in a direction that helps people make more informed decisions about eating more nutritious food and being physically active. 

At this year’s North Carolina Extension Conference, Lisa Benavente, Regional Nutrition Extension Associate, and Caren Maloy, Senior Nutrition Educator Associate for the SNAP-ED Steps to Health Program, submitted the poster  “From Competing to Collaborating: A Recipe for Sustained Partnerships”. Their entry was awarded the Best Poster by conference attendees.  

Graph of EFNEP Successes