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Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP)

University of California Cooperative Extension Riverside County is pleased to offer Eating Smart Being Active through our Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP). This research-based program promotes good nutrition and physical activity as a means of preventing and maintaining healthy lifestyle free of chronic disease. The Adult EFNEP program has been offered for more than 50 years and has been making a difference to our community.

Eating Smart, Being Active, a learner-centered education curriculum, consists of 9 core lessons, each 60 to 90 minutes long, for use in small group settings. The program can be delivered in English or Spanish. Participants who attend all class sessions will receive a certificate of participation from the University of California.

Participants learn to:

  • Plan nutritious meals
  • Increase physical activity
  • Stretch their food dollar
  • Practice safe food handling
  • Make healthy lifestyle choices

Target Audience:

The program aims to enroll adults, from both urban and rural households, with children under the age of 18 years. Participants should be responsible for planning and preparing family meals.


Participants must satisfy at least one of the following

  • Receive or be eligible to receive federal food assistance.
  • Have a monthly household cash income that is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Guidelines.
  • Be a pregnant teen or foster youth in transition, regardless of income or age.

If you would like more information on this program, please send your contact information to Roxana Price roxprice@ucanr.edu 

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