Participants learn to:
- Plan nutritious meals
- Increase physical activity
- Stretch their food dollar
- Practice safe food handling
- Prevent obesity through healthy lifestyles
The adult program aims to enroll adults from both urban and rural households with children under the age of 18 years. Participants should be responsible for planning and preparing family meals.
- Receive or be eligible to receive federal food assistance
- Have a monthly household cash income that is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level
- Be a pregnant teen or foster youth in transition, regardless of income or age
How can I participate?
Find a local EFNEP program by searching for your County EFNEP Office.
Adult EFNEP is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension using Eating Smart • Being Active, a curriculum for adults developed jointly by Colorado State University and the University of California. It is a research-based curriculum based on the 2010 Dietary Guidelines, designed for paraprofessional nutrition educators to assist limited-resource families with young children to make healthy lifestyle choices.
|Lesson 1: Get Moving||Families enjoy being active|
|Lesson 2: Plan, Shop, $ave||Families plan and shop for meals and snacks that are healthy and within their budget|
|Lesson 3: Vary Your Veggies...Focus on Fruit||Families increase the amount of vegetables and fruits they eat every day|
|Lesson 4: Make Half Your Grains Whole||Families choose at least half of their grains as whole grains|
|Lesson 5: Build Strong Bones||Families get enough calcium from low-fat or non-fat dairy foods or other foods high in calcium|
|Lesson 6: Go Lean with Protein||Families have lean protein protein foods and keep foods safe to eat|
|Lesson 7: Make a Change||Families limit foods high in fat, sugar, and salt|
|Lesson 8: Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active||Participants celebrate new knowledge and skills to make healthy food and activity choices|
|During Pregnancy||Pregnant women choose foods and lifestyle behaviors to meet the specific needs of pregnancy|
|Feeding Your Baby||Parents make informed decisions about feeding their new baby|