Helping students make the grade with healthy foods!

Youth EFNEP helps youth acquire knowledge, skills, and 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

Program Delivery
The 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.

Our classes provide hands-on nutrition education; curricula that support Common Core State Standards; in-class food tastings; and bilingual teaching materials (per request).

Our services are offered at no cost to schools, organizations or programs where 50% or more of youth are receiving free or reduced-price school meals.

Our Successes
In 2016-17 (fiscal year), we delivered nutrition classes to more than 1,200 youth. As a result, 78% of the youth participants improved their healthy nutrition practices; 40% improved their food safety practices; and 36% increased their physical activity practices.

How can my school/organization participate?
For more information or to schedule the our program at your site, please contact Stephanie Monterroza at (949) 653-1804,