Free Cooking Classes

by Mar 2, 2023Education, North Brunswick, Online Exclusives

EFNEP’s free classes, which help families learn how to eat smart and move more, are enrolling participants now.

Are you an adult with school-age children? Do you or your family currently participate in Head Start, Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP)/Electronic Benefits Transfer (EBT), Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF)/Work First, Women, Infant and Children (WIC) Food and Nutrition Services, or Medicaid? If so, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) offers a series of free classes for you and your family to learn how to eat smart and move more.

For more than 50 years, EFNEP has worked with families in North Carolina to encourage positive behavioral change for families and youth. Through hands-on classes, participants learn how to cook and eat more meals at home, eat more fruits and veggies and save money on food. No cooking is experience needed.

EFNEP Educator Angie Lawrence

Angie Lawrence has worked with youth and their families through 4-H and Cooperative Extension for more than 12 years. Interested participants enroll and complete at least six, 60-minute hands-on sessions. Graduates receive items to help them eat smart and move more at home. These items include: Cooking with EFNEP cookbook, recipe handouts, instant-read thermometer, measuring cups and more.

Classes are held county-wide at community buildings, learning centers, churches and at the N.C. Cooperative Extension office in Bolivia.

EFNEP Healthy Choices

Want to learn to cook?
If you would like to partner with the EFNEP or enroll in classes, contact EFNEP Educator Angie Lawrence,, (910) 253-2610.
EFNEP works in partnership with the Eat Smart Move More N.C. initiative and EFNEP is a program of Cooperative Extension through N.C. State University and N.C. A&T State University.
To see HOW EFNEP Works click here.