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University of California
Los Angeles County

Youth EFNEP

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Youth EFNEP helps youth acquire knowledge, skills, the right attitude, and behavior to create nutritionally sound diets.

Students learn to:
-develop healthy eating habits
-choose healthy snacks
-increase physical activity
-practice safe food handling

Target Audience
The youth program aims to enroll youth who come from limited-resource families in urban and rural areas.

Eligibility
Youth must be between the ages 5-18 and qualify for at least one of the following:
-attend a Title 1 school in which 50% or more of the students qualify for free or reduced-price breakfast or lunch
-receive free or reduced-price school breakfast or lunch
-come from families receiving food stamps or other federal assistance

Program Delivery
The youth program is delivered by EFNEP staff or volunteer teachers in schools and community-based organizations. Staff and/or volunteers utilize one of several university-approved curricula and teach a minimum of six one-hour lessons.

How can my child participate?
For more information or to contact staff about starting Youth EFNEP at your school, please contact Cynthia Orozco at (626) 586-1976, corozco@ucanr.edu.

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