Hero Image


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, sdmonterroza@ucanr.edu.