Our goal, while advocating for nutrition, is to help adults and their families establish and maintain healthy eating habits and physically active lifestyles.
Trained health educators deliver an eight-week course for participants to learn how to:
-plan nutritious meals
-increase physical activity
-stretch their food dollar
-practice safe food handling
-prevent obesity through healthy lifestyles
Participants also receive educational handouts and incentives (including measuring cups, measuring spoons, exercise stretch bands, water bottles and recipe books); and they participate in food tastings.
Adult EFNEP is administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension. The program is administered as a series of nine classes, using the research-based Eating Smart, Being Active curriculum.
Classes are offered in English and Spanish and emphasize learner-centered education. The curriculum is designed for classes of 15 participants or fewer.
The adult program aims to enroll adults in Los Angeles County with children under the age of 18. (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 income that is at or below 185% of the Federal Poverty Level.
-be a pregnant teen or foster youth in transition, regardless of income or age.
In fiscal year 2016-2017, staff delivered nutrition classes to more than 600 adults.
Our outcomes include: 95% increase in healthy nutrition practices; 88% increase in food safety practices; and 96% increase in food resource management practices.
"As a mom, the program reminded us that we have the power. We are the ones who decide what to bring to our tables. I now pay more attention to labels and prices. I now incorporate more vegetables in my recipes. I look for different types of fruits and vegetables to introduce to my family. Thank you very much for this opportunity for our community to learn new ways to be healthy."--LA County Adult EFNEP Graduate, 2017
For more information or to schedule a class, please contact Stephanie Monterroza at (949) 653-1804, firstname.lastname@example.org.