Eating Smart. Being Active is an Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) curriculum for adults developed by EFNEP staffs at Colorado State University and University of California at Davis. The curriculum won a national award from the National Extension Association of Family and Consumer Sciences (NEAFCS). The curriculum is featured as a resource in the September/October 2010 issue of the Journal of Nutrition Education and Behavior (JNEB).
Eating Smart. Being Active is designed for paraprofessional nutrition educators to use when teaching low-income families with young children to learn healthy lifestyle choices. The curriculum consists of eight core lessons, each 60 to 90 minutes long, designed to be taught in order. The teaching techniques in the lesson plans of Eating Smart. Being Active are based on the adult learning principle, dialogue-based learning or learner-centered education outlined in Dr. Joye A. Norris' book From Telling to Teaching. The lesson plans, activities and participant materials were all developed using this theory of adult learning.