Riverside County Office of Education Home Based Head Start Program partnered with EFNEP this year to provide nutrition education to 140 Head Start families. EFNEP educators trained home based Head Start teachers to deliver "Learn-at-Home" curriculum to Head Start parents one-on-one.
Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program
EFNEP is a federally-funded program that offers nutrition education to limited-resource families. In California, the EFNEP State Office is located at the University of California, Davis, and the program is delivered through UC Cooperative Extension in 24 counties including Riverside.
In Riverside, EFNEP collaborates with elementary schools and other agencies serving young children to provide nutrition education to both parents and children. The program is available at no cost to eligible schools and agencies.
Eating Smart-Being Active curriculum is developed jointly by Colorado State University and the University of California.
The curriculum is research-based and provides information from the Dietary Guidelines for Americans 2010. It is designed for paraprofessional nutrition educators to assist limited-resource families with young children to make healthy lifestyle choices.
EFNEP nutrition educators deliver a series of eight 1-hour classes to teach adult participants how make healthy lifestyle choices.
- Get Moving!
- Plan, Shop, $ave
- Vary Your Veggies...Focus on Fruit
- Make Half Your Grains Whole
- Build Strong Bones
- Go Lean with Protein
- Make a Change
- Celebrate! Eat Smart & Be Active
EFNEP Delivers: Cabazon Library
EFNEP Delivers: Meeting Participant's Scheduling Needs
Riverside Adult EFNEP Staff:
Myriam Acevedo (951) 683-6491
For more information, contact EFNEP Program Manager: Connie Costello at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (951) 323-2730.
Youth EFNEP partners with (kindergarten and elementary level) school teachers or youth leaders to deliver lessons and activities from University approved curricula to teach children about food groups, healthy choices and exercise.
For more information about EFNEP Youth Curricula
Riverside Youth EFNEP staff:
Adriana Wagner (951) 683-6491