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EFNEP uses the Eating Smart Being Active curriculum


The curriculum consists of 8 core lessons that each last 60-90 minutes and also includes 2 supplemental lessons targeted at pregnant women and new mothers. These supplemental lessons are designed to be taught alongside the 8 core lessons. Each lesson comes with a lesson enhancement and a tool designed to help participants adopt certain healthy behaviors!

Lessons: Goals:
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



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Mariana Lopez
Adult Nutrition Educator