UC Cooperative Extension Nutrition Education Programs
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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.
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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!
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!
EFNEP uses the Eating Smart Being Active curriculum
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