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Riverside County

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.

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EFNEP Home-based Learning

EFNEP Home-based Learning

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.

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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.

The Lessons:

  • 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 Supervisor: Christine Davidson at cdavidson@ucanr.edu or call (951) 683-6491.



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


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EFNEP Delivers: New Youth Educator Reaching Out

Riverside Youth EFNEP staff:

Brenda Rangel (951) 683-6491 


Webmaster Email: nshein@ucdavis.edu