Over the last 50 years, more than a half-million children in New York state have benefited from the Expanded Food Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP), a federal program delivered through Cornell Cooperative Extension (CCE) that helps families with limited resources learn how to eat healthy meals on a budget and lead active, healthy lives.

To recognize a half-century of making a positive difference, 200 nutrition educators from throughout the state joined CCE staff and university faculty for a conference and celebration, June 17-18 at the Statler Hotel.

“Just think about all of the families that those of you and your predecessors have affected in New York state,” said Jamie Dollahite, professor and director of the Northeast Nutrition Education and Obesity Prevention Center of Excellence, Food

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