Moreno Valley Unified Community Wellness Center Welcomed EFNEP
What Has ANR Done?It was through a community networking event that EFNEP Educator Myriam Acevedo met Ms. Connie Edwards, and the meeting blossomed into a partnership that brought the EFNEP program to MVUSD families. In 2018, Myriam conducted two series of Eating Smart Being Active curriculum (ESBA) at MVUSD Community Wellness Center, reaching a total of 28 participants. ESBA is a series of eight nutrition classes that teach participants to be physically active, use MyPlate as a guide for healthy eating, gain skills in food resource management, and prevent foodborne illness by keeping food safe. The EFNEP participants consisted of parents and grandparents who sought to improve the health and diet of their families.
88% of EFNEP participants showed improvement in one or more diet quality indicatorsUsing new skills and knowledge learned from EFNEP, the participants made improvement in several areas. More than half of the participants are now eating more fruits (50%) and vegetables (54%) more often, particularly red, orange, and dark green vegetables (58%). About a third increased their frequency of planning meals and making a list before they go grocery shopping. Many of the participants shared that food planning and preparation has become a family affair. Since program participation was consistent and there was high interest in nutrition, the Center has decided to sponsor the EFNEP classes several times a year. Myriam is proud that they have entrusted EFNEP with this task. The center staff is supportive of every parent participating in EFNEP program and has positive comments of our services overall.
Clientele Testimonial"I have been adding more fruits and vegetables to my family's plate. I have been looking more at the labels, and changed the products that I am buying. This class has been amazing! Thank you so much.” Allison, EFNEP participant at the Center
Supporting Unit: Riverside County
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education ProgramMyriam Acevedo, EFNEP Educator, email@example.com
Christine Davidson, EFNEP Program Supervisor, firstname.lastname@example.org
Chutima Ganthavorn, NFCS Advisor, email@example.com