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Shawnee County

Shawnee County
K-State Research and Extension
1740 SW Western Avenue
Topeka, KS  66604


Monday through Friday
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.



Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

We want to help you answer questions about how to Eat Smart and Move More. Our program is hands-on and teaches new skills that you can use at home every day—from planning, shopping and cooking tips to Simple Solutions for healthy eating and daily physical activity.

Developed by food, nutrition and physical activity professionals our sessions will help you create your own personal plan to Eat Smart and Move More. The best part? We know it works!  Since 2005, 97% of families who participated in our program improved their diet while saving money.

EFNEP wants you to become a pro at planning, shopping and preparing delicious, nutritious meals for you and your family.  Once you have completed the program, you will receive an EFNEP Cookbook and a signed graduation certificate to show off to your family, friends and even potential employers!

There is no cost to participate so come join us!  EFNEP classes are offered free of charge in your community by Extension EFNEP nutrition assistants who are trained and supervised by county Extension agents.

Are you ready to Eat Smart and Move More?
Sign up now for classes -- virtual or in-person -- at your convenience.

Mother and Son Cooking Eat Smart and Move More will help you with: 

   Buying healthy food on a budget.

   Planning nutritious and quick meals.

   Preparing recipes your family will love.

  • Classes are free for eligible clients. 
  • Classes are offered through contact-free, in-person meetings, or online or by phone.
  • A series of eight to 10 lessons are included and provided at your convenience.
  • Examples of lessons include: Plan-Know What's for Dinner, Shop: Get the Best For Less, Fix It Fast and Smart Drink Choices. 

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EFNEP Reinforcements

Kitchen utensils, cookbook and graduation certificate awarded after completing the program. To see if you are eligible, call 785-232-0062, x119, email ljmartin@ksu.edu or complete our confidential survey below. 

Health, Home and Safety Info:

Tips on Slashing Your Grocery Bill (website)

Meals in Minutes--Meal planning, recipes and videos (website)

Cooking Basics--Kitchen Tips and more (website)

Food Safety (website) 

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KSRE is an equal opportunity employer and provider. 

EFNEP Disclaimer English


EFNEP Disclaimer Spanish


Lisa J. Martin Headshot

Lisa J. Martin, MPH, RD, LD

County Extension Agent-EFNEP/SNAP-Ed


785-232-0062, ext. 119

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Kansas DCFDCF Self-Service Portal

Kansas Snap-Ed (webpage)

Kansas SNAP-Ed Toll Free Number:Kansas SNAP-Ed Toll Free Number

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FoodKeeper App

Stay Connected

Shawnee County Facebook Page

Kansas EFNEP Facebook Page

Kansas EFNEP Impacts

2021 Kansas EFNEP Annual Report (pdf)