UC Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Programs
Dr. Deepa Srivastava, NFCS Education Advisor
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Srivastava earned a Ph.D. in Human Sciences from University of Nebraska-Lincoln with two certifications on Transdisciplinary Obesity Prevention and Mixed Methods. She earned a M.S. in Child Development and Family Science from North Dakota State University. From University of Allahabad, India, Srivastava completed a M.A. in Medieval History and a B.A. in English Literature, Economics and Medieval History.
Prior to joining UCCE, Srivastava was working as Project Lead for SBSRC Methodology and Evaluation Research Core Facility at University of Nebraska-Lincoln since March 2016. She was responsible for designing and developing process evaluation methods including logic model and fidelity protocols, serving as lead for data collection and classroom observations, and assisting in curriculum development for EAT-Family Style project. From August 2011 to December 2015, Srivastava was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Nutrition and Health Sciences at University of Nebraska-Lincoln. She was involved in multiple evaluation projects in nutrition and has taught graduate level courses. Her work included evaluation of middle school nutrition education program; process evaluation/fidelity testing of nutrition curriculum across childcare programs and middle schools; focus groups with EFNEP and local Foodbank; implementation and evaluation of NAPSAAC program in early childcare settings; Fuel Up to Play 60 project; and Healthy Home Project for limited resources families. Her research interest is interdisciplinary, intersecting three areas: parenting, healthy lifestyle, and culture.
- Bilingual in language(s) other than English: Hindi
- Specialties: Promoting positive feeding environment for children, parental feeding style and practices, parental ethnotheories about healthy eating, process evaluation/implementation fidelity, mixed methods and qualitative research designs.
Areas of Expertise:
Our adult and youth nutrition education programs, the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) and the UC CalFresh Nutrition Education Program (formerly FSNEP), inspire and empower families and individuals to lead healthier lives by teaching them to eat well, stretch their food dollars, and handle food safely. The programs are federally funded by the USDA, and are administered by the University of California Cooperative Extension. Nutrition Educators are trained by the University of California to teach classes to low-income adults.
EFNEP uses the Eating Smart Being Active curriculum
UC CalFresh (formerly FSNEP) adult program uses the Making Every Dollar Count and the Plan Shop Save and Cook curriculum
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The UC CalFresh youth programs use a variety of nutrition education curricula that is age appropriate and is geared toward increasing fruit & vegetable consumption, creating & sustaining healthy eating behaviors, practicing food safety, hygiene and so much more!
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Agarra la onda…¡cuida tu dinero!
¡Tomar decisiones inteligentes en cuanto al dinero no tiene que ser complicado! Con el programa para jóvenes “Agarra la onda…¡cuida tu dinero!” es divertido y fácil entender todo lo relacionado con el dinero.
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Several times a year, workshops are offered on nutrition and other topics. Designed to address issues of interest to those working in health, education and social services, programs feature knowledgeable UC professionals and research-based resources.
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Let's Go Fishing!
Porterville, CA: Most of us have heard that ancient proverb about teaching a man to fish and he’ll eat for a lifetime, but how often are we able to see that happen right before our eyes? UC Cooperative Extension EFNEP Educator, Mariana Lopez, enjoyed just such an opportunity. Ms. Lopez was teaching her “Eating Smart Being Active” curriculum in a room at the Porterville Public Library. The eight week program is designed to teach nutrition skills such as healthy food choice, buying and preparation and to create healthy lifestyle behavior changes. It is pretty typical for women to enroll in “cooking” or health oriented classes. However, this group contained a few gentlemen (husbands). The adventure began with some tasty fish tacos. The class participants were surprised that the tacos were easy to make, affordable, healthy and flavorful or as we like to say, “fabulicious!” Ms. Lopez provided a selection of recipes she would demonstrate at the remaining six classes. Over the course of the eight weeks the gentlemen formed a bond that extended outside of the class. Efrain (far right) and Warren (far left) are from different cultural backgrounds, but friendship, fishing, and fun are common goals to many. Recently the two new friends spent a sunny summer day fishing at a local river. These two fellows can now teach us all how to fish and feed our families and that my friends, is no fish tale!
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