In celebration of the 50th anniversary of EFNEP, NAL has compiled this list of resources in its holdings about the program. AGRICOLA, PubAg, NAL Digital Collections, Internet Archive, USDA Current Research Information System, and NAL Special Collections were searched in January 2019 and the results from each are detailed below.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program Resources at NAL
NALDC are collections of digitized, full-text historical document
- The Historical Dietary Guidance Digital Collection contains 10 articles that mention EFNEP in 8 issues of Food and Nutrition magazine/newsletter from 1970-1992.
- Search using the acronym “EFNEP.”
- A bibliography of research conducted on EFNEP that has been arranged into a searchable database. Contains 626 items as of 11 February 2019. Credit to Amy Paster, Helen Smith, and Jan Scholl.
CRIS is an agricultural sciences database of current or recent publicly funded research projects.
- It contains 6 projects about EFNEP research, evaluation, and outreach at 5 universities (Rutgers, Wyoming, Florida, Virginia Tech, and Alaska) from 2006-2023.
- Search using the keyword “Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program.”
USDA, National Agricultural Library Special Collections
- Housed in NAL Special Collections, this collection contains the papers of Nancy B. Leidenfrost, the first National Program Leader of EFNEP from 1969-1989. After, Leidenfrost became National Program Leader of the new Hunger and Undernutrition Program Area in 1989, led Extension Service activities related to the United Nations International Year of the Family in 1994, and represented the International Federation for Home Economics at the United Nations 4th World Conference on Women in 1995.
- This 10-carton collection is approximately 12 linear feet, covers 1965-2003, and is mainly comprised of physical documents, but some physical/analog audio/visual material is also present.
EFNEP is a Federal Extension (community outreach) program that currently operates through the 1862 and 1890 Land-Grant Universities (LGUs) in every state, the District of Columbia, and the six U.S. territories – American Samoa, Guam, Micronesia, Northern Marianas, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands. This chart contains hyperlinks to states' and territories' program descriptions and contact information.